What does chatter mean?

Definitions for chatter
ˈtʃæt ərchat·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chatter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yak, yack, yakety-yak, chatter, cackle(noun)

    noisy talk

  2. chatter, chattering(noun)

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

  3. chatter, chattering(verb)

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

  4. chatter, click(verb)

    click repeatedly or uncontrollably

    "Chattering teeth"

  5. chatter(verb)

    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, visit(verb)

    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, gabble(verb)

    speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

  8. chatter(verb)

    make noise as if chattering away

    "The magpies were chattering in the trees"

Wiktionary

  1. chatter(Noun)

    one who chats

  2. chatter(Noun)

    a user of chat rooms

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chatter(verb)

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

  2. Chatter(verb)

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

  3. Chatter(verb)

    to make a noise by rapid collisions

  4. Chatter(verb)

    to utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly

  5. Chatter(noun)

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

  6. Chatter(noun)

    noise made by collision of the teeth, as in shivering

  7. Origin: [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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How to say chatter in sign language?

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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. Vikrant Parsai:

    Girls who chatter don’t much matter.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.

  3. Ashima:

    Water batter ground, I chatter around, no jitter sound, but litter mound!

  4. Adobe Digital Index:

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

  5. Dan Holden:

    This is typical of hacktivism information sharing and would match up very well with recent online chatter.

Images & Illustrations of chatter

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Translations for chatter

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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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