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English noun: chatter

1. chatter (communication) noisy talk


Synonymscackle, yack, yak, yakety-yak


Broader (hypernym)talk, talking


Narrower (hyponym)blether, chin music, idle talk, prate, prattle

2. chatter (event) the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine


Synonymschattering


Broader (hypernym)noise

3. chatter (event) the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)


Synonymschattering


Broader (hypernym)noise


English verb: chatter

1. chatter (perception) click repeatedly or uncontrollably


SamplesChattering teeth.


Synonymsclick


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. chatter (contact) cut unevenly with a chattering tool


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

3. chatter (communication) talk socially without exchanging too much information


SamplesThe men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze.


ExamplesSam and Sue chatter, Sam wants to chatter with Sue


Synonymschaffer, chat, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, visit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)converse, discourse


Narrower (hyponym)jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze

4. chatter (communication) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly


ExamplesSam and Sue chatter


Synonymsblab, blabber, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)babble, blather, blether, blither, smatter

5. chatter (communication) make noise as if chattering away


SamplesThe magpies were chattering in the trees.


ExamplesThe birds chatter in the woods , The woods chatter with many kinds of birds


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize









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