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  1. chatter

    • IPA[ˈtʃatə]

    英式

    • v.
      talk informally about unimportant matters;(of a bird, monkey, or machine) make a series of short, quick high-pitched sounds
    • n.
      informal talk;electronic or radio communication, especially between individuals being monitored by a government agency as a result of suspected involvement in terrorist activity or espionage
    • noun: chatter

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    動詞

    • 1. talk informally about unimportant matters she was chattering about her holiday
    • (of a bird, monkey, or machine) make a series of short, quick high-pitched sounds parrots chattered in the sunlight
    • (of a person's teeth) click repeatedly together from cold or fear his teeth were chattering

    名詞

    • 1. informal talk he was full of inconsequential but amusing chatter
    • electronic or radio communication, especially between individuals being monitored by a government agency as a result of suspected involvement in terrorist activity or espionage officials refused to comment on a news report that the patrols were resumed due to increased internet chatter
    • 2. a series of short, quick high-pitched sounds the starlings' constant chatter
    • undesirable vibration in a mechanism the wipers should operate without chatter
    • n.
      informal and inconsequential conversation: there was chitter-chatter in the lobby as Mabel entered the movie theater
    • v.
      talk about trivial matters: people are chitter-chattering and laughter flows freely

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      informal and inconsequential conversation: there was chitter-chatter in the lobby as Mabel entered the movie theatre
    • v.
      talk about trivial matters: people are chitter-chattering and laughter flows freely

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈCHadər]

    美式

    • v.
      talk rapidly or incessantly about trivial matters: the kids chattered and splashed at the edge of the lagoon
    • n.
      incessant trivial talk: a stream of idle chatter

    Oxford American Dictionary