Associations to the word «Chatter»

Wiktionary

CHATTER, noun. Talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk.
CHATTER, noun. The sound of talking.
CHATTER, noun. The sound made by a magpie.
CHATTER, noun. An intermittent noise, as from vibration.
CHATTER, noun. In national security, the degree of communication between suspect groups and individuals, used to gauge the degree of expected terrorist activity.
CHATTER, verb. (intransitive) To talk idly.
CHATTER, verb. (intransitive) Of teeth, machinery, etc, to make a noise by rapid collisions.
CHATTER, verb. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct.
CHATTER, noun. One who chats
CHATTER, noun. (Internet) a user of chat rooms
CHATTER MARK, noun. (engineering) One of the fine undulations or ripples formed on the surface of work by a cutting tool which chatters.
CHATTER MARK, noun. (geology) A short crack on a rock surface planed smooth by a glacier.
CHATTER MARKS, noun. Plural of chatter mark

Dictionary definition

CHATTER, noun. Noisy talk.
CHATTER, noun. The rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine.
CHATTER, noun. The high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys).
CHATTER, verb. Click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth".
CHATTER, verb. Cut unevenly with a chattering tool.
CHATTER, verb. Talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze".
CHATTER, verb. Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly.
CHATTER, verb. Make noise as if chattering away; "The magpies were chattering in the trees".

Wise words

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams