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rattle

rat·tle

rattle

 
 
pronunciation:
rae tl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
rattle off
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rattled, rattles, rattling
definition 1: to make a series of hard, short knocking sounds.
The motor rattles.
similar words:
chatter, clatter
definition 2: to move with such sounds, esp. with a shaking motion.
The buggy rattled along.
similar words:
clank
definition 3: to speak rapidly without attention, focus, or intensity; chatter; prattle.
He rattled on and on about this and that.
similar words:
chatter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to rattle, esp. by shaking.
The prisoner rattled the bars of the cell.
similar words:
clatter, rock
definition 2: to shake the confidence of; confuse by disturbing.
The hecklers rattled the speaker.
similar words:
jangle, ruffle
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phrase: rattle off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a series of hard, short knocking sounds.
a rattle in the car's suspension
similar words:
clatter
definition 2: a noise-making toy containing loose pieces that collide when shaken.
definition 3: a structure at the end of a rattlesnake's tail that produces a rattling sound.
definition 4: a rattling sound in the throat caused by constriction, which may occur just before death.
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