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verb [intransitive] chatter pronunciation in British English /ˈtʃætə(r)/
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present tense
present participlechattering
past tensechattered
past participlechattered
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    chatter away


    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?
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    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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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