Definition of chatter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʃætə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃætər//
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  1. 1continuous rapid talk about things that are not important Jane's constant chatter was beginning to annoy him. idle chatter
  2. 2a series of quick short high sounds that some animals make the chatter of monkeys
  3. 3a series of short sounds made by things knocking together the chatter of teeth
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: imitative.Extra examples Her constant chatter was starting to annoy me. I wish you’d stop wasting time in idle chatter. She was full of chatter about her new friends. Jane’s constant chatter was beginning to annoy him.
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