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chatter away

1. (of a person) To talk idly or incessantly. Now that she can talk, my little girl will just chatter away all day long. Well, he's still chattering away, but I stopped listening a while ago.
2. (of an animal) To make a series of noises. The chipmunk started chattering away as I got closer to it.
See also: away, chatter
References in classic literature ?
There they hung, sparkling with savage vivacity, laughing gaily at one another, and chattering away with infinite glee.
Off went the flock chattering away; but one fell down dead, and the cloak with it.
A dark, rather good-looking woman, with pleasant round face and a ceaseless flow of conversation, was chattering away to Mr.
Chattering away thus, according to custom, to prevent the possibility of any thanks or acknowledgment being expressed on the other side, the twins trotted off, arm-in-arm; having endowed Tim Linkinwater with a costly gold snuff-box, enclosing a bank note worth more than its value ten times told.
It is nothing short of staggering to envisage over two hundred million persons chattering away into these little contraptions in diverse places, oblivious of their surroundings or the people around them!
He spends every waking minute chattering away at his teachers, his classmates, his parents, his dog, and even himself.
Behind her was, I assume, her elderly mother chattering away and being totally ignored by her daughter.
"I felt pretty warm when seeing the girls walking in the rain chattering away."
The Australian Telegraph reports the kids managed to get up close and personal with the Islanders, chattering away, before they were removed.
As I wrote yesterday, our main concern is safety, for everyone here and for all the people in the BVI and in the path of the hurricane. We were listening to the parrots in their boxes in the next room chattering away. Watching the tortoises congregating together as if they sense what is coming our way."
A SUMMER EVENING THE day had been hot, so in the evening I sat there The evening cool and still, I thought how pleasant an evening sitting in my garden chair Neighbours too enjoying another summer day Over the hedge I could hear them chattering away A single bee hovering over Buttercups, daisies and clover The stillness of the evening was a sheer delight I wondered if I would get to sleep tonight The evening sky clear blue except for a small white cloud A dog in the distance barking loud Birds in the nearby trees settling for the night Through the late evening is still bright I looked around all went quiet nearby homes lit up for it was getting dark No longer did I hear the dog bark So now all is quiet for it is night For tomorrow will be another hot summer day, I hope they're right.
IN my opinion the height of ignorance is the passenger who boards the bus while chattering away on their mobile, paying their fare without any acknowledgement to the driver and then prattles on all the way to town.
Next, I remember being seated on the floor, about a meter away from a bench were some very old-looking men and women were chattering away. The talk was almost always centered on the Japanese and the latest news about them.
I was videoing my grandma chattering away (she's very very old and very precious and naughty, so we document her every move, like the paparazzi with a 94-year-old Kim Kardashian) and she was talking about food, and telling me to cook my man some lamb.