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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS

Date: 1200-1300
Origin: From the sound

chatter

1 verb
     
chat‧ter1 [intransitive]
1 also chatter away/on to talk quickly in a friendly way without stopping, especially about things that are not serious or important:
She chattered away happily until she noticed I wasn't listening.
She chattered excitedly like a child.
chatter about
We were chattering about the events of last night.
2C if birds or monkeys chatter, they make short high sounds
3 if your teeth are chattering, you are so cold or frightened that your teeth are knocking together
4

the chattering classes

British English educated middle-class people who like to discuss and have opinions about recent events and situations in society
chatterer noun [countable]
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