I have a dual track, and I need to fill one of the tracks with something busy, some kind of chatter.
Much of the chatter on cable seems to generate more heat than light.
Indeed, the chatter for the past year on the anti-gay fringe has been of resistance.
For all the chatter about Stewart's feud with Fox News, he and Bill O'Reilly have quite the bromance.
But despite all the chatter about Weezer's influence—about nerd rock, or emo, or whatever—I don't really hear it.
Many of these pages, I fondly foresee, must consist but of the record of their chatter.
"Let me whisper in your ear," said Miss Desmond, loud above the chatter of the weir.
Red squirrels came down close to my head to chatter and scold and drive me out of the solitude.
Pierre had been listening somewhat inquisitively to all this chatter.
The chatter of a squirrel high up somewhere in the branches of an oak, recalled him to his wits.
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:
Such was the most interesting side of the fatal event to that idle chattering class of London life to whom the collision of heaven and earth were important only as affording matter for "news!" [Catherine Grace F. Gore ("Mrs. Gore"), "The Banker's Wife," 1843]
mid-13c., originally of birds, from chatter (v.).