Meaning of “chatter” in the English Dictionary

"chatter" in English

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chatterverb [ I ]

uk /ˈtʃæt.ər/ us /ˈtʃæt̬.ɚ/

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, repeated noises that some animals make:

He could hear the chatter of birds in the trees overhead.

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 talk continuously and usually for no serious purpose:

The boys and girls kept chattering during the movie.

If your teeth chatter, you are so cold or frightened that you can’t stop your upper and lower teeth from hitting against each other.

An animal or a machine that chatters makes a sound like fast, continuous talking:

Birds chattered in the trees.
The printer was chattering away on the desk.
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)