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Pronunciation : Chat"ter
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Of imitative origin. Cf. Chat, v. i. Chitter.]
Definition : 1. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct. The jaw makes answer, as the magpie chatters. Wordsworth.

2. To talk idly, carelessly, or with undue rapidity; to jabber; to prate. To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue. Shak.

3. To make a noise by rapid collisions. With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright. Dryden.

i. [imp. & p. p. Chattered; p. pr. & vb. n. Chattering.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chat"ter
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly. Begin his witless note apace to chatter. Spenser.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chat"ter
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. Sounds like those of a magpie or monkey; idle talk; rapid, thoughtless talk; jabber; prattle. Your words are but idle and empty chatter. Longfellow.

2. Noise made by collision of the teeth, as in shivering.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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