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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


Broader (hypernym)noise

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


Broader (hypernym)noise

English verb: chatter

1. chatter (perception) click repeatedly or uncontrollably

SamplesChattering teeth.


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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