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"chatter" in British English

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chatterverb [I]

uk   /ˈtʃæt.ər/  us   /ˈtʃæt̬.ɚ/
  • chatter verb [I] (TALK/NOISE)

to ​talk for a ​longtime about things that are not ​important: She ​spent the ​morning chattering away to her ​friends. He chattered ​happily about nothing in ​particular.
If ​animals chatter, they make ​quick, ​repeatednoises: The ​gunshot made the ​monkeys chatter in ​alarm.

chatternoun [U]

uk   /ˈtʃæt.ər/  us   /ˈtʃæt̬.ɚ/
conversation about things that are not ​important: I can't ​concentrate with Ann's ​constant chatter.
the ​quick, ​repeatednoises that some ​animals make: He could ​hear the chatter of ​birds in the ​treesoverhead.
communication between ​people over the internet: Experts ​monitor internet chatter for the ​government.
(Definition of chatter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chatterverb [I]

 us   /ˈtʃæt̬·ər/
to ​talkcontinuously and usually for no ​seriouspurpose: The ​boys and ​girlskept chattering during the ​movie.
If ​yourteeth chatter, you are so ​cold or ​frightened that you can’t ​stopyourupper and ​lowerteeth from ​hitting against each other.
An ​animal or a ​machine that chatters makes a ​sound like ​fast, ​continuoustalking: Birds chattered in the ​trees. The ​printer was chattering away on the ​desk.
chatter
noun [U]  us   /ˈtʃæt̬·ər/
The ​air was ​full of the chatter of ​birds.
(Definition of chatter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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