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rattle

noun

1 rattle

A rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders):
— The death rattle.

synonyms: rale, rattling.

Roget 417: musical instruments; band; string-band, brass-band; orchestra; orchestrina.    [Stringed instruments], monochord, polychord; harp, lyre, lute, archlute; mandola, ... show more

Roget 584: loquacity, loquaciousness; talkativeness etc. adj.; garrulity; multiloquence, much speaking.    jaw; gabble; jabber, chatter; prate, prattle, ... show more

Dutch: gerammel, gereutel



2 rattle

A baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken.

Dutch: rammelaar
Polish: grzechotka

3 rattle

Loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail.

Dutch: ratel

verb

1 rattle

Make short successive sounds.

Roget 407: roll, drum, rumble, rattle, clatter, patter, clack; bombinate.    hum, trill, shake; chime, peal, toll; ... show more

Roget 584: be loquacious etc. adj.; talk glibly, pour forth, patter; prate, palaver, prose, chatter, prattle, clack, jabber, jaw; ... show more

Dutch: rammelen

2 rattle

Shake and cause to make a rattling noise.


Moby thesaurus: Bedlam let loose, Klaxon, abash, abate, addle, addle the wits, agitate, agreeable rattle, assault, attenuate, babble, babbler, ball up, battery, bear, bear upon, becloud, bedazzle, bedlam, befuddle ... show more.

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