chatter chatter  /ˈtʃæ tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) noisy talk
  2. (n) the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
  3. (n) the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
  4. (v) click repeatedly or uncontrollably
  5. (v) cut unevenly with a chattering tool
  6. (v) talk socially without exchanging too much information
  7. (v) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
  8. (v) make noise as if chattering away

Synonym(s)

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. PTI columnist and former CIA field officer Robert Baer describes the risks in relying on chatter for accurate intelligence.
  2. Sevran's prurient opinions are but the latest addition to the growing racist chatter in the French mainstream.
  3. This oddball approach has generated a cult following, which keeps the community forums abuzz with product reviews and other chatter.

News

  1. NBA draft: Trey Burke brushing off analysts who criticize his athleticism

    Trey Burke has heard the chatter that he's not athletic enough. As that sentiment seeps out, whether from team personnel to the NBA writers or simply from analysts, the former Michigan guard dismisses that.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Schram: Chatter drowns out vital news

    Like yapping terriers doggedly chasing the water stream of a lawn sprinkler as it spins ’round and ’round but never really goes anywhere, the chattering heads on nonstop cable news are still chasing tirelessly after anything new to say about three old miniscandals.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  3. California sire Dixie Chatter represented by first winner

    Grade 1 winner and freshman sire Dixie Chatter was represented by his first winner June 7 when his daughter Chattering Nikita captured a maiden special weight event at Northlands Park.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

Quotes

  1. Obama told his audience reassuringly, "For all the chatter and the yelling and the shouting and the noise, what you need to know is this ...... if you do have health insurance, we will make sure that no insurance company or government bureaucrat...
    on Aug 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Union Leader

  2. "Until July 8, no one can make up their minds 100 percent, no one can sign their name to the dotted line," Morey said. "So there's an opening there. My sense from the chatter is that no one has really made up their minds. But the only people...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Daryl Morey Source: Manila Bulletin

  3. "I've got a pretty long track record covering politics and news, so I'm not particularly worried that one-day blog chatter is going to destroy my reputation," Ifill said. "The proof is in the pudding. They can watch the debate tomorrow night...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Gwen Ifill Source: Newsweek

Word of the Day
amalgamation amalgamation
/ə ˌmæl ɡə ˈmeɪ ʃən /