chatter

To chatter is to talk lightly or casually — to shoot the breeze or chitchat. You might chatter with your workmates about the weather or where you'll eat lunch.

You probably chatter with your friends all the time without even thinking about it, gossiping or talking about unimportant things. You can call the talk itself chatter too: "The chatter in the cafeteria was so loud I couldn't hear myself think." In the 13th century, it was chateren, from an imitative Middle English root.

Primary Meanings of chatter

1.
vn
talk socially without exchanging too much information
noisy talk
2.
v
cut unevenly with a chattering tool
Full Definitions of chatter
1

v talk socially without exchanging too much information

Synonyms:
chaffer, chat, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, visit
Types:
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze
talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
Type of:
converse, discourse
carry on a conversation

v speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Synonyms:
blab, blabber, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
Types:
babble, blather, blether, blither, smatter
to talk foolishly
Type of:
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech

v make noise as if chattering away

“The magpies were chattering in the trees”
Type of:
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech

v click repeatedly or uncontrollably

Chattering teeth”
Synonyms:
click
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

n noisy talk

Synonyms:
cackle, yack, yak, yakety-yak
Types:
blether, chin music, idle talk, prate, prattle
idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
Type of:
talk, talking
an exchange of ideas via conversation

n the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)

Synonyms:
chattering
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

n the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine

Synonyms:
chattering
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
2

v cut unevenly with a chattering tool

Type of:
cut
separate with or as if with an instrument

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