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English definition of “chatter”

chatter

verb [I]    /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. chatter    /ˈtʃæt̬·ər/ noun [U] The air was full of the chatter of birds.
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