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Definitions for chatter
ˈtʃæt ərchat·ter

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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

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

  2. Chatter(verb)

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

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

  3. Chatter(verb)

    to make a noise by rapid collisions

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

  4. Chatter(verb)

    to utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly

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

  5. Chatter(noun)

    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. Chatter(noun)

    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. Vikrant Parsai:

    Girls who chatter don’t much matter.

  2. Donald Trump:

    That’s not quite right, but it sure seems undemocratic. And it reeks of the kinds of insider politics that has caused widespread disgust with both parties. I say both parties because, as Donald Trump noted, Bernie Sanders is also getting hosed on the Democratic side. I’ve been concerned in the last few days that the media’s coverage of the presidential race is getting down into the weeds. The issues have mostly been drowned out, and even the state-by-state contests have been overshadowed by endless chatter about delegate math and party procedures. This is the stuff that media and political junkies crave but that civilians start to find incomprehensible. But people get it in their gut when someone is getting screwed. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Coverage Primaries are the fairest way of picking a nominee. Caucuses are more time-consuming and complicated( although at least folks get to vote). And then there are states like Colorado. In March, Colorado held caucuses to pick delegates to a bunch of assemblies and conventions. And those people picked their favorite candidate. Ted Cruz won them all because Ted Cruz people outhustled an error-riddled effort by the Trump camp, and perhaps because the kind of party insiders elected to these gatherings don’t like Donald Trump. ( Yes, Ted Cruz is a hardly an establishment figure, but Ted Cruz’s become the most viable alternative for the GOP’s stop-Trump crowd.) The people out there are going crazy.

  3. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.

  4. African American:

    No, not at all, the good news is that the wealth of talent is there, and it's being discussed, and it's helpful so much for talent — whether in front of the camera or behind the camera — to have this recognition, to have this period of time where there is a lot of publicity, a lot of chitter-chatter.

  5. Jeff Weaver:

    We are hearing some chatter that( Iowa Democratic Party is) blaming this delay on you having to report three numbers, not one.

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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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    • A. aligned
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