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clatter

clat·ter

clatter

 
 
pronunciation:
klae tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: clattered, clattering, clatters
definition: to make a loud rattling noise, as by striking objects together or by moving.
The engine clattered as he started it up.The youngsters clattered down the stairs.
synonyms:
rattle
similar words:
jangle, knock, racket
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to make a loud rattling noise.
The boy clattered the stick along the fence boards.
synonyms:
jangle, rattle
similar words:
knock
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a loud rattling noise.
We could hear the clatter of horses' hooves in the street below.
synonyms:
jangle, rattle, rattling
similar words:
clangor, clank, commotion, crash, din, jangling, knock, knocking, racket
derivations: clattery (adj.), clatteringly (adv.)
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