Definitions of rattle

The word "rattle" uses 6 letters: aelrtt.

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v. i. - To make a quick succession of sharp, inharmonious noises, as by the collision of hard and not very sonorous bodies shaken together; to clatter. 2

v. i. - To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering; as, we rattled along for a couple of miles. 2

v. i. - To make a clatter with the voice; to talk rapidly and idly; to clatter; -- with on or away; as, she rattled on for an hour. 2

v. t. - To cause to make a rattling or clattering sound; as, to rattle a chain. 2

v. t. - To assail, annoy, or stun with a rattling noise. 2

v. t. - Hence, to disconcert; to confuse; as, to rattle one's judgment; to rattle a player in a game. 2

v. t. - To scold; to rail at. 2

n. - A rapid succession of sharp, clattering sounds; as, the rattle of a drum. 2

n. - Noisy, rapid talk. 2

n. - An instrument with which a rattling sound is made; especially, a child's toy that rattles when shaken. 2

n. - A noisy, senseless talker; a jabberer. 2

n. - A scolding; a sharp rebuke. 2

n. - Any organ of an animal having a structure adapted to produce a rattling sound. 2

n. - The noise in the throat produced by the air in passing through mucus which the lungs are unable to expel; -- chiefly observable at the approach of death, when it is called the death rattle. See R/le. 2

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