Definition of chitter-chatter in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪtətʃatə


[mass noun]
Informal and inconsequential conversation: there was chitter-chatter in the lobby as Mabel entered the movie theatre
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  • The roar of increasingly incomprehensible chitter chatter from an unsettled sea of faces suddenly clobbers you with a forgotten sense of reality.
  • We had a couple of smokes and by 4am we had solved all the worlds problems with our stoned chitter chatter.
  • I was amused enough by this chitter chatter.


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Talk about trivial matters: people are chitter-chattering and laughter flows freely
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  • The atmosphere was great, with 70's music being played on the big screens and everyone chitter chattering away.
  • I also had a chance to chitter chatter with Miss Nicky during dinner.
  • We chitter-chattered for ten minutes or so, until his delayed flight was ready.


early 18th century: reduplication of chatter; compare with chit-chat.

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