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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chat·ter /ˈʧætɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chat·ter v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chattered p. pr. & vb. n. Chattering.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chat·ter, v. t. To utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly.
    Begin his witless note apace to chatter.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chat·ter, n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: noisy talk [syn: yak, yack, yakety-yak, cackle]
      2: the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
         [syn: chattering]
      3: the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or
         monkeys) [syn: chattering]
      v 1: click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth" [syn:
      2: cut unevenly with a chattering tool
      3: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the
         men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
         [syn: chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate,
          confab, chitchat, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw,
          claver, visit]
      4: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
         [syn: piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle,
          clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle,
          blabber, gabble]
      5: make noise as if chattering away; "The magpies were
         chattering in the trees"