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How could I chatter nothings when Ned was by my side, smiling down at me so confusedly?

The Nubian, taken completely by surprise, began to chatter with fright.

"Let me whisper in your ear," said Miss Desmond, loud above the chatter of the weir.

Pierre had been listening somewhat inquisitively to all this chatter.

The Abbe Brigaut, too, it is said, begins to chatter about it.

Yet you stand there and irritate me with your chatter of another world.

To hear them chatter you might almost fancy they were invited to the Tuileries.

He had not heard a great deal of his voluble hostess's chatter.

They'll find me here in any case, and what a chatter there'll be!

There was a chatter of girls all round as he bowed and went on.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., chateren "to twitter, gossip," earlier cheateren, chiteren, of echoic origin. Cf. Dutch koeteren "jabber," Danish kvidre "twitter, chirp." Related: Chattered; chattering. Phrase chattering class in use by 1893, with a reference perhaps from 1843:

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