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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine;
[syn: chatter, chattering]

2. the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys);
[syn: chatter, chattering]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chatter \Chat"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chattered; p. pr. & vb. n. Chattering.] [Of imitative origin. Cf. Chat, v. i. Chitter.] 1. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct. [1913 Webster] The jaw makes answer, as the magpie chatters. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. To talk idly, carelessly, or with undue rapidity; to jabber; to prate. [1913 Webster] To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To make a noise by rapid collisions. [1913 Webster] With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chattering \Chat"ter*ing\, n. The act or habit of talking idly or rapidly, or of making inarticulate sounds; the sounds so made; noise made by the collision of the teeth; chatter. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chattering n 1: the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine [syn: chatter, chattering] 2: the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys) [syn: chatter, chattering]