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
Synonyms: click
Related terms: go
4. [ verb ] cut unevenly with a chattering tool
Related terms: cut
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"

Related terms: talk
7. [ noun ] the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
Synonyms: chattering
Related terms: noise
8. [ noun ] the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
Synonyms: chattering
Related terms: noise
Similar spelling:   chitter