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chatter

verb [I] uk   /ˈtʃæt.ər/  us   /ˈtʃæt̬.ɚ/

chatter verb [I] (TALK/NOISE)

to talk for a long time about things that are not important: She spent the morning chattering away to her friends. He chattered on about nothing in particular. If animals chatter, they make quick repeated noises: The gun shot made the monkeys chatter in alarm.

chatter verb [I] (TEETH)

If your teeth chatter, they knock together repeatedly because you are very cold or frightened: I could hardly talk, my teeth were chattering so much.

chatter

noun [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.
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