KJV Dictionary Definition: chatter


CHATTER, v.i. See Chat.

1. To utter sounds rapidly and indistinctly, as a magpie, or a monkey.

2. To make a noise by collision of the teeth. We say, the teeth chatter, when one is chilly and shivering.

3. To talk idly, carelessly or rapidly; to jabber.

CHATTER, n. Sounds like those of a pie or monkey; idle talk.


CHATTERER, n. A prater; an idle talker.


CHATTERING, ppr. Uttering rapid, indistinct sounds, as birds; talking idly; moving rapidly and clashing, as the teeth.

CHATTERING, n. Rapid, inarticulate sounds, as of birds; idle talk; rapid striking of the teeth, as in chilliness.