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Chatter vs. Clatter

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Chatternoun

Talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk.

Clatterverb

(intransitive) To make a rattling sound.

Chatternoun

The sound of talking.

Clatterverb

(transitive) To cause to make a rattling noise.

Chatternoun

The sound made by a magpie.

Clatterverb

(intransitive) To chatter noisily or rapidly.

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Chatternoun

An intermittent noise, as from vibration.

‘Proper brake adjustment will help to reduce the chatter.’;

Clatterverb

(Northern England) To hit; to smack.

Chatternoun

In national security, the degree of communication between suspect groups and individuals, used to gauge the degree of expected terrorist activity.

‘The NSA is concerned about increased chatter between known terror groups.’;

Clatternoun

A rattling noise; a repetition of abrupt, sharp sounds.

Chatternoun

one who chats

Clatternoun

A loud disturbance.

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Chatternoun

(Internet) a user of chat rooms

Clatternoun

Noisy talk or chatter.

Chatterverb

(intransitive) To talk idly.

‘They knitted and chattered the whole time.’;

Clatterverb

To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds.

‘Clattering loud with iron clank.’;

Chatterverb

(intransitive) Of teeth, machinery, etc, to make a noise by rapid collisions.

‘He was so cold that his teeth were chattering.’;

Clatterverb

To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue.

‘I see thou dost but clatter.’;

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Chatterverb

To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct.

Clatterverb

To make a rattling noise with.

‘You clatter still your brazen kettle.’;

Chatterverb

To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct.

‘The jaw makes answer, as the magpie chatters.’;

Clatternoun

A rattling noise, esp. that made by the collision of hard bodies; also, any loud, abrupt sound; a repetition of abrupt sounds.

‘The goose let fall a golden eggWith cackle and with clatter.’;

Chatterverb

To talk idly, carelessly, or with undue rapidity; to jabber; to prate.

‘To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue.’;

Clatternoun

Commotion; disturbance.

Chatterverb

To make a noise by rapid collisions.

‘With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright.’;

Clatternoun

Rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter.

‘Throw by your clatterAnd handle the matter.’;

Chatterverb

To utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly.

‘Begin his witless note apace to chatter.’;

Clatternoun

a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement);

‘the shutters clattered against the house’; ‘the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones’;

Chatternoun

Sounds like those of a magpie or monkey; idle talk; rapid, thoughtless talk; jabber; prattle.

‘Your words are but idle and empty chatter.’;

Clatterverb

make a rattling sound;

‘clattering dishes’;

Chatternoun

Noise made by collision of the teeth, as in shivering.

Chatternoun

noisy talk

Chatternoun

the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine

Chatternoun

the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)

Chatterverb

click repeatedly or uncontrollably;

‘Chattering teeth’;

Chatterverb

cut unevenly with a chattering tool

Chatterverb

talk socially without exchanging too much information;

‘the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze’;

Chatterverb

speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Chatterverb

make noise as if chattering away;

‘The magpies were chattering in the trees’;

Chatterverb

talk informally about unimportant matters

‘she was chattering about her holiday’;

Chatterverb

(of a bird, monkey, or machine) make a series of short, quick high-pitched sounds

‘parrots chattered in the sunlight’;

Chatterverb

(of a person's teeth) click repeatedly together from cold or fear

‘his teeth were chattering’;

Chatternoun

informal talk

‘he was full of inconsequential but amusing chatter’;

Chatternoun

electronic or radio communication, especially between individuals being monitored by a government agency as a result of suspected involvement in terrorist activity or espionage

‘officials refused to comment on a news report that the patrols were resumed due to increased Internet chatter’;

Chatternoun

a series of short, quick high-pitched sounds

‘the starlings' constant chatter’;

Chatternoun

undesirable vibration in a mechanism

‘the wipers should operate without chatter’;

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