chattering chattering  /ˈtʃæ tə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
  2. (n) the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. She deliberately risked appearing shrill, political and shameless in order to put her opponents in their place and the chattering class may applaud her steely toughness.
  2. When this cover appeared, the chattering classes of the magazine world hailed it as the cover of the year, as did the American Society of Magazine Editors.
  3. So O'Malley went back to chattering about building a new stadium in Brooklyn, and the Giants' Horace Stoneham talked wistfully of staying in New York.

News

  1. A tale of Miami and its mob back for 2d season

    MIAMI - Mitch Glazer and half a dozen of his buddies were sitting in a booth at Wolfie's Restaurant in Miami Beach one afternoon in the late 1960s, chattering and laughing and generally being teenage loudmouths, when a waitress walked over to ask them to keep it down. They did, for a moment, but soon the volume dialed back up. The waitress returned. Nodding to a white-haired man a few tables ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. SCHRAM: Nagging scandals are blocking more important news

    Like yapping terriers chasing the water from a lawn sprinkler, the chattering heads on nonstop cable news still are chasing tirelessly after anything new to say about three old miniscandals.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

  3. 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

Quotes

  1. "I could have killed myself : Withdrawal - it's the worst thing," Abdul told the magazine. "I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain, it was excruciating."
    on May 5, 2009 By: Paula Abdul Source: Reuters UK

  2. "They're much more active on their home court," said Lakers coach Phil Jackson. "This is a problem a coach is always chattering about, you don't let a crowd or noise dent your energy. The energy level obviously played more prolific in this...
    on May 17, 2009 By: Phil Jackson Source: USA Today

  3. On Saturday, Obama said he would be willing to meet _ without conditions _ in the first year of his presidency with the leaders of those nations, contrary to "the chattering class" in the nation's capital who "want to focus, like they always...
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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