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American English: /ˈtʃædər/
British English: /ˈtʃatə/

Translation of chatter in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 she was chattering on o away
    estaba chachareando or parloteando [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • There were a couple of students outside, playing a quick game, or chattering before school started, and she couched down, and watched them.
    • The door into the lobby opened again, the sound of voices chattering excitedly.
    • Water falls were alive with the crashing of water on rock, rivers trickled, birds sang, people chattered, lava boiled and fires crackled.
  • 2
    Example sentences
    • Around her, birds chattered happily to each other, and the early morning sounds of traffic could be faintly heard in the distance.
    • The monkey chattered fearfully and quickly jumped back into the midst of the tree leaves.
    • In the marshland may the fish and birds chatter.
  • 3
    (machine guns/typewriters)
    (sewing machine)
    his teeth are chattering
    le castañetean los dientes


  • 1 (idle talk)
    Example sentences
    • She'd kept up an almost incessant stream of chatter and commentary during the whole of the train ride from London, and then in the taxi to the dock.
    • A similar need to divert the audience at every instant seems to motivate the film's incessant stream of chatter.
    • No matter what he did, he couldn't block the incessant chatter.
  • 2 (of monkeys)
    Example sentences
    • This shape is musical: along with typing in a nickname of her choice, each chatter is attributed a sound.
    • I awoke in the real dead of night to the sounds of muffled chatter and hurried movements both in front and behind.
    • The silence (other than the constant chatter of the television) is deadly.
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