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chatter

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Noun chatter has 3 senses
  1. yak, yack, yakety-yak, chatter, cackle - noisy talk
    --1 is a kind of talk, talking
    --1 has particulars: prate, prattle, idle talk, blether, chin music
    Derived forms: verb chatter3, verb chatter4
  2. chatter, chattering - the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    --2 is a kind of noise
  3. chatter, chattering - the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
    --3 is a kind of noise
    Derived form: verb chatter5
Verb chatter has 5 senses
  1. chatter, click - click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth"
    --1 is one way to sound, go
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. chatter - cut unevenly with a chattering tool
    --2 is one way to
    cut
    Derived form: noun chattering1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
    --3 is one way to converse, discourse
    Derived forms: noun chatter1, noun chatterer1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue chatter
    Sam wants to chatter with Sue
  4. chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    --4 is one way to talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
    Derived forms: noun chatter1, noun chatterer1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue chatter
  5. chatter - make noise as if chattering away; "The magpies were chattering in the trees"
    --5 is one way to
    talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
    Derived forms: noun chatter3, noun chatterer1, noun chattering2
    Sample sentences:
    The birds chatter in the woods
    The woods chatter with many kinds of birds
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