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verb [intransitive] chatter pronunciation in British English /ˈtʃætə(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theychatter
he/she/itchatters
present participlechattering
past tensechattered
past participlechattered

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  1. 1

    chatter

    or

    chatter away

    or

    chatter on

    to talk continuously in a fast informal way, usually about unimportant subjects

    Stop chattering and open your books.

    She chattered on for twenty minutes while I got ready.

    chatter about:

    What have you two been chattering away about all morning?

  2. 2
    if birds, animals, or machines chatter, they make short high noises

    The monkey was now chattering with rage.

    The telex chattered all night.

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