What does CHATTER mean?

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ˈtʃæt ərCHATTER

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yak, yack, yakety-yak, chatter, cacklenoun

    noisy talk

  2. chatter, chatteringnoun

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

  3. chatter, chatteringverb

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

  4. chatter, clickverb

    click repeatedly or uncontrollably

    "Chattering teeth"

  5. chatterverb

    cut unevenly with a chattering tool

  6. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visitverb

    talk socially without exchanging too much information

    "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

  7. chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabbleverb

    speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

  8. chatterverb

    make noise as if chattering away

    "The magpies were chattering in the trees"

Wiktionary

  1. chatternoun

    one who chats

  2. chatternoun

    a user of chat rooms

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chatterverb

    to utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin. Cf. Chat, v. i. Chitter.]

  2. Chatterverb

    to talk idly, carelessly, or with undue rapidity; to jabber; to prate

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin. Cf. Chat, v. i. Chitter.]

  3. Chatterverb

    to make a noise by rapid collisions

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin. Cf. Chat, v. i. Chitter.]

  4. Chatterverb

    to utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin. Cf. Chat, v. i. Chitter.]

  5. Chatternoun

    sounds like those of a magpie or monkey; idle talk; rapid, thoughtless talk; jabber; prattle

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin. Cf. Chat, v. i. Chitter.]

  6. Chatternoun

    noise made by collision of the teeth, as in shivering

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin. Cf. Chat, v. i. Chitter.]

Freebase

  1. Chatter

    Chatter is a signals intelligence term, referring to the volume of intercepted communications. Intelligence officials, not having better metrics, monitor the volume of communication, to or from suspected parties such as terrorists or spies, to determine whether there is cause for alarm. They refer to the electronic communication as "chatter". Monitoring chatter is an example of traffic analysis, a sub-field of signals intelligence. Intelligence specialists hope to learn significant information by methodically monitoring when and with whom suspects communicate. Even if they cannot decrypt what suspects are saying to one another, a change of traffic may raise alarm, since a large increase may indicate increased preparation for action, while a sudden decrease may indicate the end of planning and the imminence of action. These considerations do not apply when the targets of analysis follow the military practice of maintaining a steady flow of encrypted communications whether they are needed or not. Some events, including the capture of the "Algerian Six", were triggered largely by an increase in "chatter".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chatter

    chat′er, v.i. to talk idly or rapidly: to sound as the teeth when one shivers.—ns. Chatt′erbox, one who chatters or talks incessantly; Chatt′erer, one that chatters: an idle talker: a significant popular name applied to the birds of a small family of finch-like perching birds, as the Bohemian wax-wing and the cedar bird of America; Chatt′ering, noise like that made by a magpie, or by the striking together of the teeth: idle talk. [From the sound.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CHATTER in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CHATTER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of CHATTER in a Sentence

  1. Joel Payne:

    There is some panic that is really starting to settle in with establishment Democrats with the idea of Bernie Sanders being at the top of the ticket, the chatter I hear is higher than ever on that.

  2. Jeff Bock:

    To do that, Hollywood will not only need quality films, but well-received ones, chatter. Word of mouth. That's going to be key this summer.

  3. Jason Kyrwood:

    The chatter I am hearing suggests that the pipeline remains robust, with a few nice larger transactions still to come.

  4. Adobe Digital Index:

    Much of the disappointed chatter focused on the lack of blockbuster deals.

  5. Ken Holland:

    My sense right now is unless you’re probably talking to Ron Francis, there’s probably not a lot of chatter, it’s teams that might be in a difficult spot (and) are maybe trying to figure out ways to do a deal with Seattle.

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  • вибрация, дърдорене, дрънча, бъбря, дрънчене, дърдоряBulgarian
  • hakke, plapre, skræppe, sludre, snakke, klapreDanish
  • Gequatsche, schwatzen, Geschnatter, Gequassel, Geschwätz, Geplapper, plaudern, GequakeGerman
  • babiliEsperanto
  • cotorrear, cotorreo, parlotear, parloteoSpanish
  • räkättää, jaarittelu, lörpötellä, jutella, lörpöttely, turista, rupatella, rupattelu, kalista, kalina, jutteluFinnish
  • jacassement, bavarder, bagou, jacasserFrench
  • aighneasIrish
  • goileam, snagadaichScottish Gaelic
  • बकवासHindi
  • cseverészik, csacsog, cseveg, vacogHungarian
  • 無駄話, 冗言Japanese
  • garriōLatin
  • tetetete, koekoe, haunene, hūkekeMāori
  • geklets, kletsen, kwebbelen, gekwetter, geroezemoesDutch
  • zumbido, falatório, burburinho, TagarelarPortuguese
  • chanrararayQuechua
  • pălăvrăgealăRomanian
  • трёп, трепаться, болтовня, стучать зубами, болтатьRussian
  • bërbëlit, bërbëlitjeAlbanian
  • pladder, babbelSwedish
  • వాగుTelugu
  • gevezelik, çene çalmakTurkish
  • luspikön, luspikotönVolapük

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