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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.
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The kettle has a voice; then the microwave - powered up to heat a Pot Noodle while Cindy chatters away - joins in too.
The last couple of times I've been out, I've found that I've tuned out of worrying about how I'm feeling and instead my brain just chatters away, thinking about things I need to do and what's going on around me, which is rather relaxing.
Donizetti deftly brings his characters alive with a sparkling score: Nemorino's love for Adina is expressed through lyrical arias; Adina's animated, flamboyant style softens as her feelings towards Nemorino begin to change - and all the while Dulcamara endlessly chatters away with irrepressible self-belief.
He chatters away twenty to the dozen going from subject to subject, from protesting outside Starbucks before nipping inside for a coffee to cooking a Christmas breakfast kipper for husband Les.
Now the happy-go-lucky schoolgirl chatters away in Irish - and tells anyone who asks that her name is Li-Wen Flanagan.
The former Luke Skywalker chatters away over the asylum's speaker system, adding another layer to the game's already excellent atmosphere.
Harrington happily chatters away to the golf writers, even if he's had a bad round.
One sitter chatters away on her cell phone to friends while standing in Jo and Erin's bedroom, wanting to know about his moms' intimate moments.
AS Athlete frontman Joel Potts sits talking, his two-year-old daughter Myla-Star chatters away to herself in the background.
AS ATHLETE front man Joel Potts sits talking, his two-year-old daughter, Myla-Star, chatters away to herself in the background.
His cell phone rings, and he giggles and happily chatters away like any young gay man in any city in the world.
He seems to think the bird bath is his and if I'm in the garden he chatters away until I go indoors and then he'll come straight down for his bath.