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Definition of chatter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chatter
    he / she / it chatters
    past simple chattered
    -ing form chattering
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  1. 1[intransitive] chatter (away/on) (to somebody) (about something) to talk quickly and continuously, especially about things that are not important They chattered away happily for a while. The children chattered to each other excitedly about the next day's events.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of teeth) to knock together continuously because you are cold or frightened Her teeth chattered as she dressed.
  3. 3[intransitive] (of birds or monkeys) to make a series of short high sounds The only sounds we could hear were the birds chattering in the trees.
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