|1.||[ noun ] noisy talk|
|Synonyms:||yack yakety-yak cackle yak|
|Related terms:||talk prate cackle yack|
|2.||[ verb ] speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly|
|Synonyms:||prattle gabble tittle-tattle twaddle palaver clack maunder gibber tattle blabber prate blab piffle|
|Related terms:||talk babble yak prate twaddler jabber palaver baloney chatterer balderdash|
|3.||[ verb ] click repeatedly or uncontrollably, as of teeth|
|4.||[ verb ] cut unevenly with a chattering tool|
|5.||[ verb ] talk socially without exchanging too much information|
|Synonyms:||chat jaw visit claver chaffer chitchat natter gossip confab chew_the_fat shoot_the_breeze confabulate|
"the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
|Related terms:||converse shmooze visitor chitchat chatterer chat|
|6.||[ verb ] make noise as if chattering away|
: "The magpies were chattering in the trees"
|7.||[ noun ] the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine|
|8.||[ noun ] the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)|