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rattle

rat·tle

rattle

 
 
pronunciation:
rae tl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
rattle off
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part of speech: verb
inflections: rattled, rattles, rattling
definition 1: to make a series of hard, short knocking sounds.
The windows rattled during the storm.
similar words:
chatter, clatter
definition 2: to speak quickly, without thought or serious purpose.
He rattled on about the game long after it was over.
similar words:
chatter
definition 3: to cause to rattle by shaking.
The prisoner rattled the bars of the prison cell.
similar words:
rock
definition 4: to confuse or upset.
The lawyer's rapid questions rattled the witness.
similar words:
jangle, ruffle
phrase: rattle off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a series of hard, short knocking sounds.
The rattle of windows awakened me.
similar words:
clatter
definition 2: a baby's toy that makes a rattling noise when shaken.
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