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All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
Antonin Artaud

Meaning of "chatter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHATTER

Of imitative origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHATTER

chatter  [ˈtʃætə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHATTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chatter is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb chatter in English.

WHAT DOES CHATTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chatter

Chatter may refer to: ▪ Chatter or machining vibrations ▪ Contact bounce or chatter, a common problem with mechanical switches and relays ▪ Chatter, the volume of communication to or from suspected terrorists or spies ▪ Project CHATTER, a U.S. Navy truth serum project ▪ Chatter, a group communication tool from Salesforce.com...

Definition of chatter in the English dictionary

The first definition of chatter in the dictionary is to speak rapidly and incessantly; prattle. Other definition of chatter is to make rapid repetitive high-pitched noises resembling human speech. Chatter is also to click together rapidly through cold or fear.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHATTER

PRESENT

Present
I chatter
you chatter
he/she/it chatters
we chatter
you chatter
they chatter
Present continuous
I am chattering
you are chattering
he/she/it is chattering
we are chattering
you are chattering
they are chattering
Present perfect
I have chattered
you have chattered
he/she/it has chattered
we have chattered
you have chattered
they have chattered
Present perfect continuous
I have been chattering
you have been chattering
he/she/it has been chattering
we have been chattering
you have been chattering
they have been chattering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I chattered
you chattered
he/she/it chattered
we chattered
you chattered
they chattered
Past continuous
I was chattering
you were chattering
he/she/it was chattering
we were chattering
you were chattering
they were chattering
Past perfect
I had chattered
you had chattered
he/she/it had chattered
we had chattered
you had chattered
they had chattered
Past perfect continuous
I had been chattering
you had been chattering
he/she/it had been chattering
we had been chattering
you had been chattering
they had been chattering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will chatter
you will chatter
he/she/it will chatter
we will chatter
you will chatter
they will chatter
Future continuous
I will be chattering
you will be chattering
he/she/it will be chattering
we will be chattering
you will be chattering
they will be chattering
Future perfect
I will have chattered
you will have chattered
he/she/it will have chattered
we will have chattered
you will have chattered
they will have chattered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been chattering
you will have been chattering
he/she/it will have been chattering
we will have been chattering
you will have been chattering
they will have been chattering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would chatter
you would chatter
he/she/it would chatter
we would chatter
you would chatter
they would chatter
Conditional continuous
I would be chattering
you would be chattering
he/she/it would be chattering
we would be chattering
you would be chattering
they would be chattering
Conditional perfect
I would have chatter
you would have chatter
he/she/it would have chatter
we would have chatter
you would have chatter
they would have chatter
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been chattering
you would have been chattering
he/she/it would have been chattering
we would have been chattering
you would have been chattering
they would have been chattering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you chatter
we let´s chatter
you chatter
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to chatter
Past participle
chattered
Present Participle
chattering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHATTER


attar
ˈætə
batter
ˈbætə
blatter
ˈblætə
combater
ˈkɒmbætə
condensed-matter
kənˈdenstˌmætə
Fatah
ˈfætə
flatter
ˈflætə
hatter
ˈhætə
kata
ˈkætə
Kenyatta
kɛnˈjætə
latter
ˈlætə
matter
ˈmætə
matters
ˈmætə
parramatta
ˌpærəˈmætə
patter
ˈpætə
platter
ˈplætə
regatta
rɪˈɡætə
scatter
ˈskætə
shatter
ˈʃætə
splatter
ˈsplætə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHATTER

chatta
Chattagam
Chattanooga
chatted
chattel
chattel house
chattel mortgage
chattel personal
chattel real
chatter mark
chatterati
chatterbox
chatterer
chattering
chattering classes
Chatterton
chattery
chatti
chattier
chattiest

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHATTER

better
condensed matter
dark matter
fatter
fly swatter
for that matter
formatter
front matter
no laughing matter
no matter
organic matter
pancake batter
ratter
seafood platter
spatter
squatter
subject matter
the fact of the matter
the matter
what matter
white matter

Synonyms and antonyms of chatter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHATTER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «chatter» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of chatter

Translation of «chatter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHATTER

Find out the translation of chatter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chatter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chatter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

喋喋不休地说 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

charlar
570 millions of speakers

English

chatter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चटर्जी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الثرثرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

болтовня
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tagarelar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনর্থক কথা বলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bavarder
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perbualan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schwatzen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ぺちゃくちゃしゃべる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재잘거리다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngobrol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghiến răng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உரையாடலும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

किलबिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gevezelik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ciarlare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

paplanina
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

балаканина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

palavrageala
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φλυαρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chatter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

prat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skravling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chatter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATTER»

The term «chatter» is very widely used and occupies the 19.187 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATTER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chatter» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chatter» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chatter

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHATTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chatter.
1
Antonin Artaud
All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
2
Sarah Wayne Callies
Your work isn't just to learn and say the lines. Your work is to figure out what the chatter in your brain is, that's going on under the lines. It doesn't matter whether you're speaking or not speaking because your mind is working the way your character's mind would work.
3
Kris Carr
Sleep is the best time to repair, but it's hard to get a good night's rest when we don't dial the inner chatter down.
4
Aleister Crowley
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
5
Rene Daumal
It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content... it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion.
6
Mike Davidson
Blogs are a great way to monitor and even participate in the chatter about your new site.
7
Guy Debord
There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter.
8
Feist
Something that I think I figured out slowly was if you're playing a show and there's a chatter or there is, you know, a lot of noise - people talking or something - I was never the one whose instinct was to try to be louder than them.
9
Rich Galen
Republicans regard Dean as one of their best secret weapons, I have yet to find a Democrat who, in private chatter, doesn't think he's a problem for them.
10
Marilu Henner
Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHATTER»

Discover the use of chatter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chatter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chatter: Uncovering the Echelon Surveillance Network and the ...
Whom do they eavesdrop on? And is the interception of communication an effective means of predicting and preventing future attacks? These are some of the questions at the heart of Patrick Radden Keefe’s brilliant new book, Chatter.
Patrick Radden Keefe, 2006
2
"Chatter": Language and History in Kierkegaard
This book shows that in "chatter" Kierkegaard uncovered a specifically linguistic mode of negativity, which became the medium in which a non-speculative and non-historicism presentation of history could be carried out.
Peter Fenves, Peter David Fenves, 1993
3
Why Do Monkeys Chatter? Level 5 Factbook
A series of twenty non-fiction science readers which engages children in the world around them.
Helen Bethune, 2010
4
Regenerative Chatter in Cold Rolling
SIMULINK simulation programs in the Matlab environment were created for a tandem mill.
Huyue Zhao, 2008
5
Dark Chatter
Quicklime Petterson is still kicking around campus two years after commencement.
Andrew Branch, 2013
6
A Story that Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to ...
Well, now you can! Just not with this book. Well, except for the mystical bit. This book is guaranteed to cost you, or your money back. If there is ever a book that deserves to be burned, this is it.
Jarod Kintz, Benson Bruno, 2011
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The Chatter Box: An Insider's Account of the Irrelevance of ...
"Parliament, where the potential to defend ourselves ought to be debated and ultimately decided, has become irrelevant talk-shop ... The Chatter Box is essential reading." - Peter C. Newman, author and columnist
Roy Rempel, 2003
8
Cheetah Chatter: A Dictionary of Growl-Licious Lingo
The Cheetah girls give definitions of words or phrases that they commonly use and show readers how to properly incorporate them into sentences, including the terms "growl power," "cheetah pound," and "majordomo wack."
Emma Harrison, Deborah Gregory, 2006
9
Why Do Monkeys Chatter?: All about Animals
Introduces readers to the world of animal behaviors in question and answer format.
Helen Bethune, 2010
10
Platter Chatter: Refreshing Relationships Through Food
A fresh approach to the recipe book market - as Kate Wilson promotes eating together with friends and family.
Kate Wilson, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHATTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chatter is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Roundball chatter
Each week, I'll write about the sport I love, college basketball: • Arkansas, which lost a lot of talent from last year's NCAA tournament team, ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
2
White Sox: Jeff Samardzija 'relaxed' as trade chatter picks up
But whereas Samardzija was always of the belief he'd be traded in 2014, he said he has been oblivious to the chatter this time around. «Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Jul 15»
3
I've Heard It – Ajax Goalkeeper Aware of Manchester United Chatter
Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen admits that he has heard speculation linking him with Louis van Gaal's Manchester United, but says he is ... «Inside Futbol, Jul 15»
4
Terrorist chatter: How they discuss bomb making
Chatter between two terrorists is always scary to listen in to. While they tend to discuss a lot of aspects, the detailing into the making of a bomb ... «Oneindia, Jul 15»
5
Magpie chatter
The weekend off has been a welcome relief for some I am sure, gardening etc high on the list, however we did have some Magpies playing ... «Barossa & Light Herald, Jul 15»
6
Mad Chatter: The impact of the U.S. Women's National Team, Rory's …
Before we get to the legacy of the 2015 U.S. Women's National Team, let's start with the "Jump off the couch, shout suddenly and scare the kids" ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
7
Do you understand wren chatter?
I came downstairs as usual, and as usual I heard wren chatter. Only I should have paid more attention. That night I filled all of the feeders and ... «Dickinson County News, Jul 15»
8
Williams vs. Williams sparks plenty of chatter: DiManno
WIMBLEDON—There was a time when the tennis whisperers claimed that any match between the Williams sisters would be predetermined, ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
9
Mason's Mailbag: Quarterback reps, O-line chatter, and more
Misconceptions about playing time and the state of the O-line highlight the Independence Day weekend Mailbag. «DenverBroncos.com, Jul 15»
10
What's on TV Wednesday: Ashes bring the chatter of cricket
Can you smell that? It's the smell of victory. Or possibly the smell of defeat. I'm not sure, it's pretty hard to tell at this stage. All I know for sure is ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chatter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chatter>. Dec 2019 ».
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