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Definition of the noun chatter

What does chatter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chatters

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

Alternative definition of the noun chatter

noun

  1. talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk
  2. the sound of talking
  3. the sound made by a magpie
  4. an intermittent noise, as from vibration
  5. in national security, the degree of communication between suspect groups and individuals, used to gauge the degree of expected terrorist activity.
  6. one who chats
  7. [internet] a user of chat rooms

Specialised definition of the noun chatter

Glossary of sports / skiing

vibration of a ski caused by the edges bouncing off hard snow instead of biting in

Definition of the verb chatter

What does chatter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: chattered | chattering | chatters

  1. click repeatedly or uncontrollably
    • example: Chattering teeth
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of chatter: click
    • more generic words: go / sound = make a certain noise or sound
  2. cut unevenly with a chattering tool
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument
  3. talk socially without exchanging too much information
    • examples: Sam and Sue chatter | Sam wants to chatter with Sue
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]Susan and Rachel chitchatted | Susan and Rachel talkedVerbs of Communication: argue, chat, chitchat, confer, converse, debate, gab, gossip, jest, joke, rap, schmooze, yak
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan and Rachel chitchatted about matters of great import
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb]Susan talked | Susan was chitchatting
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan chitchatted about matters of great import
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic] with [Actor 2]Susan chitchatted about the problem with Rachel | Susan talked about the problem with Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2]Susan chitchatted with Rachel | Susan talked with Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic]Susan chitchatted with Rachel about the problem | Susan talked with Rachel about the problem
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Susan whisperedVerbs of Communication: babble, bark, bawl, bellow, blare, bleat, bluster, boom, bray, burble, cackle, call, carol, chant, chirp, cluck, coo, croak, croon, crow, cry, drawl, drone, gabble, gibber, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, hiss, holler, hoot, howl, hum, jabber, lilt, lisp, moan, mumble, murmur, mutter, natter, prattle, purr, quaver, rage, rant, rasp, roar, rumble, scream, screech, shout, shriek, simper, sing, snap, snarl, snuffle, splutter, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stammer, stemmer, stutter, thunder, trill, trumpet, twitter, vociferate, wail, warble, wheeze, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, whoop, yammer, yap, yell, yelp, yodel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen told a story | Heather cabled the news | Heather cabled, 'Come immediately.' | Susan whispered the news/a few words
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered the news/a few words to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive]Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan whispered to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan whispered about the party
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered for me to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic]Susan whispered to Rachel, 'Leave the room.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered to Rachel to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Susan whispered to Rachel that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Susan whispered to Rachel how to avoid the crowd
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of chatter: chaffer / chat / chew the fat / chit-chat / chitchat / claver / confab / confabulate / gossip / jaw / natter / shoot the breeze / visit
    • more generic words: converse / discourse = carry on a conversation
    • more specific words: schmoose / schmooze / jawbone / shmoose / shmooze = talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
  4. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
  5. make noise as if chattering away

Alternative definition of the verb chatter

verb

  1. [intransitive] To talk idly.
  2. [intransitive] Of teeth, machinery, etc, to make a chattering noise.

Film

"Chatter" a.k.a. "Body of Lies" is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle East, it follows the attempts of the CIA and Jordanian Intelligence to catch "al-Saleem", a jihadist. Frustrated by their target's elusiveness, differences in their approaches strain relations between a CIA operative, his superior, and the head of Jordanian Intelligence.

Writings

  1. "Chatter" is a book by Perrin Ireland.
    • also known as "Chatter: a novel"
  2. "Chatter" is a written work.

Characters

  1. Chatter a.k.a. Kabouter Kwebbel is a fictional character of the TV-series Kabouter Plop.
  2. Chatter is a fictional character from the 1974 film Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.
  3. Chatter is a fictional character from the 2012 comedy film Fred 3: Camp Fred.

Miscellanea

Chatter is a signals intelligence term, referring to the volume of intercepted communications. Intelligence officials, not having better metrics, monitor the volume of communication, to or from suspected parties such as terrorists or spies, to determine whether there is cause for alarm. They refer to the electronic communication as "chatter".

Phrases with Chatter

  1. chatter mark
  2. Roof-Brain Chatter

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chatter

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Google previewTopics in Modal Analysis, Volume 7 (2013)

Proceedings of the 31st IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2013 by Randall Allemang, James De Clerck, Christopher Niezrecki, Alfred Wicks

Chatter is a self-excited type of vibration that develops during machining due to process-structure dynamic interactions resulting in modulated chip thickness. Chatter is an important problem, since it results in poor surface quality, reduced ...

Google previewThe Perfect Kill (2014)

21 Laws for Assassins by Robert B. Baer

But for the unwary, chatter is a treacherous snare. Often what's...

Google previewDesign of Tools for Deformation Processes (2012)

by T. Z. Blazynski

Chatter is a term used to describe an axial oscillation of the tube which frequently arises from a condition of slip-stick. 3.5. THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS 3.5.1 . General Introduction The theoretical analyses of cold drawing processes can ...

Google previewSocial Business (English)

Chatter is a social platform that integrates with Salesforce's infrastructure and development platforms. Chatter is a social network for the company. It give users access to realtime information about what's going on in the company," Source: ...

Google previewBest Friends: Why Your Best Friend is Your Soulmate (2014)

by Thought Catalog

The lightning- paced chatter is a symbol. The show is about your corner of the world, theworlds we create for ourselves and the people who fit into those worlds —the ones youcan rely onat theendofthe day. Andwhobetter tobe inyour corner ...

Google previewProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems (ICITES2013) (2014)

by Jengnan Juang, Cheng-Yi Chen, Cheng-Fu Yang

Te Ching Hsiao and Shyh Chour Huang Abstract Chatter is a self-excited vibration during the cutting process. This condition will increase the wear and the breakage of the cutting tools; the surface roughness of the workpiece become worse, ...

Google previewTime-Delay Systems (2010)

Analysis and Control Using the Lambert W Function by Sun Yi, Patrick W. Nelson, Ali Galip Ulsoy

Chatter is the self-excited vibration that is caused by the interaction between the machine structure and the cutting process dynamics. The interaction between the tool-workpiece structure and the cutting process dynamics can be described as ...

Google previewBirds and Birding on the Mississippi Coast

Its nervous chatter is a prominent feature of winter ...

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedia: v. 1. A history of music; special articles; great composers; v. 2. Religious music of the world; vocal music and musicians; the opera; history and guide; v. 3. The theory of music; piano technique; special articles; modern instruments; anecdotes of musicians; dictionary. (musical terms and biography) (1912)

by Louis Charles Elson

CHATTER. XVIII. THE BIRTH OF OPERA AND ORATORIO A Revolution in Art — Harmonic Music — Music-Drama and Oratorio — Monteverde — Carissimi — Schiitz — The First Opera Houses Open — Cavalli — Cesti — Stradella — The First ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1 (2012)

Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Switches, Encoders, Relays, Transistors by Charles Platt

Chatter. This isthenoise createdby relay contactswhen they make rapid intermittent connection. Chatter is potentially damaging to relay contacts and should be avoided. It can also create electrical noise that interferes with other components.

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

jabber, chatter, gibber, gab, gossip, prattle gabble n. ¡abber, twaddle, chatter, gibberish, babble, gossip, palaver, prattle gadget n. device, contraption, appliance, tool gag v. 1 silence, stifle, muzzle, muffle, hush 2 retch, choke, heave ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sports Studies (2010)

by Alan Tomlinson

sports chatter 436 initially have been played on open and unconfined—or at least unmarked—spaces, existing as part of an existing landscape, the modern sporting form became increasingly 'refined and ordered in both time and space', ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

Gabble, chatter, impudence ; e-g. None of your chat. As verb, to hang : see Chates. C hates. 1. The gallows: also Chattes and Chats (1567): see Nubbins- cheat. 2. In pi., lice. English synonyms : active citizens, crabs, crumbs, friends in need, ...

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Usage statistics about chatter

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun chatter:

chatteringyak

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb chatter:

gabblegibberprattlegossipchatterclickchatvisit

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Quotes about Chatter

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter. (Aleister Crowley)
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Scrabble value of C3H4A1T1T1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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