Translation of chatter in Spanish:


charlar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈtʃædər/ /ˈtʃatə/

See Spanish definition of charlar

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (person) charlar
    (person) chacharear informal
    (person) parlotear informal
    (person) cotorrear informal
    she was chattering on / away estaba chachareando / parloteando informal
    • There were a couple of students outside, chattering before school started.
    • The door into the lobby opened again, the sound of voices chattering excitedly.
    • Jim chattered on about the spectacular flight to Anchorage.
    • We chattered about the kids.
    • We chattered incessantly, scared by the silence.
    • They chattered enthusiastically about theological matters over dinner.
    • He gave a quiet smile and scribbled an autograph as the fan chattered.
    • The crowd chattered excitedly like middle school students in a crowded lunchroom.
    • They chattered and joked and talked about their passion for mountain biking.
    • The place was packed with people, chattering happily and laughing loudly.
  • 2

    (monkeys) parlotear
    (birds) cotorrear
    • Around her, birds chattered happily to each other, and the early morning sounds of traffic could be faintly heard in the distance.
    • The monkey chattered fearfully and quickly jumped back into the midst of the tree leaves.
    • In the marshland may the fish and birds chatter.
    • The pump chattered for a few moments, then settled down to a deeper, steady throbbing.
    • On start-up and idle, the engine chatters quite a bit but this soon soothens down on running.
    • As a pet, I can recommend an African Grey parrot, as long as you like your pet bird to chatter away to you all day.
    • The monkeys cringed and chattered uncomfortably.
    • General Anderson's machine gun chattered as it shot down two more bad guys.
    • A hummingbird buzzed past our heads, and above, in a magnolia tree, the hill's resident flock of wild parrots clucked and chattered.
    • Flocks of parrots chattered at sunset from tangles of mangrove.
    • Birds twittered merrily as they fluttered by and squirrels chattered as they raced up and down the limbs gathering nuts.
    • Birds sang amidst their leaves, while squirrels chattered to one another.
    • They chattered in happy, squeaking voices, beating their tiny wings rapidly as they somersaulted in mid-air.
    • The squirrel began to squeak and chatter at the forest entity.
    • What does it mean when a squirrel chatters at me?
    • The squirrels themselves chatter to each other as they rustle through the limbs of the tree, making the leaves of the tree scratch against the window.
    • He was awoken early next morning by the birds that began to sing and chatter in the forest.
    • In a cage across the room, I noticed canaries that chattered incessantly to each other and seemed to sing at my presence in protest of my invading their territory.
    • The train clinked and chattered all night long.
    • Some of the animals chattered a moment and then went on their way, while others stayed to scamper or fly around the two friends.
  • 3

    (machine guns/typewriters) tabletear
    (sewing machine) traquetear
    his teeth are chattering le castañetean los dientes


  • 1

    (idle talk)
    cháchara feminine informal
    parloteo masculine informal
    • No matter what he did, he couldn't block the incessant chatter.
    • I gratefully let my smile fade as I tried to block out their incessant chatter.
    • For once Parker appears uninterested in idle chatter.
    • The rest of the night was filled with idle chatter.
    • I made idle chatter with Jeremy to take my mind off it.
    • ‘Excuse us please,’ he said as they walked off and more chatter filled the room.
    • While chatter had been prominent the first few hours of the ride, in the last bit they had sunk into a peaceful silence.
    • I heard little of the nervous chatter the boys made while we returned to the Academy's inner grounds; in my mind, I was making a list.
    • During this time, chatter had begun to erupt around the table.
    • Slowly that chatter dies down, but I still feel Kyle's questioning looks.
    • Everyone was already there when I arrived, or so I judged from the sounds of laughter and chatter I heard as I rang the doorbell.
    • There was more chatter as they figured out a quick seating arrangement.
    • He was a rather taciturn individual who discouraged chatter in the theatre.
    • The chatter was deafening as people mingled and circulated.
  • 2

    (of monkeys) parloteo masculine
    (of birds) cotorreo masculine
    • This shape is musical: along with typing in a nickname of her choice, each chatter is attributed a sound.
    • I awoke in the real dead of night to the sounds of muffled chatter and hurried movements both in front and behind.
    • The silence (other than the constant chatter of the television) is deadly.
    • Suddenly, I heard the high-pitched chatter of a bat straight over my head.
    • I could hear its chatter, a sound unlike anything one would expect from so majestic and powerful a bird.
    • The constant shrilling chatter from the parrots and the growling sounds of the other animals would drive even me insane.
    • They walked in silence for a while, the only sound was the occasional chatter of a squirrel as they passed too close to its nest and the muffled roar of the river off to their right.
    • Now when dusk has settled on the camp again we can hear starling chatter.
    • There's no noise from the street, and rarely a breeze, so their strange noises and chatter ping off the stone walls and right through my window.
    • The song incorporates plenty of space effects; beeps, bleeps, buzzes and radio chatter.
    • Once you're inside the busy airspace with constant radio chatter and direction, you can't be too effusive with your brief.
    • The constant chatter coming from the television didn't seem to faze Andrea that night.
    • I slow my pace as we walk on deeper into the woods where the ghost song is lost by the constant chatter of the squirrels and the chirping of the birds.
    • Apart that is from the corridor to the toilets where a tape plays farmyard noises and birds' chatter.
  • 3

    (of machine guns, typewriters)
    tableteo masculine
    • The direct-drive AC spindle eliminates the use of gears or belts to drive the spindle and reduces vibration and chatter.