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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘chatter’.

Chatter
Pronunciation:
\ˈcha-tər\
Function:
verb
Etymology:
Middle English chatteren, of imitative origin
Date:
13th century
intransitive verb
1: to utter rapid short sounds suggestive of language but inarticulate and indistinct <squirrels chattered angrily>
2: to talk idly, incessantly, or fast
3 a: to click repeatedly or uncontrollably <teeth chattering with cold> b: to vibrate rapidly in cutting <a chattering tool> c: to vibrate especially audibly as a consequence of repeated sticking and slipping <chattering brakes>transitive verb: to utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly
chat·ter·er noun
chat·tery \-tə-rē\ adjective


chatter. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chatter
 
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