Definition of chitter in English:


Line breaks: chit|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪtə


[no object]
  • 1Make a twittering or chattering sound: a pair of hawks arced chittering through the darkness
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    • With wide brimmed hats and skin slippery with sun block, they chittered and chattered like sparrows, as they frolicked in their favourite spot.
    • One of the tiny bat-creatures chittered nervously from the darkness.
    • Not singing as they did in the spring, they were nevertheless chirping, chucking and chittering as they gleaned seeds and insects.
  • 2Scottish & • dialect Shiver with cold: they stand chittering at bus stops
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    • Chaiila started chittering and gasping uncontrollably.
    • Then he started chittering and whimpering in shock.


Middle English: imitative; compare with chatter.

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