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rattling

adjective

1 rattling

Extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers:
— Had a rattling conversation about politics.

synonyms: fantastic, grand, howling, marvellous, marvelous, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous.

Polish: kapitalny, fenomenalny, fantastyczny, rewelacyjny



2 rattling

Quick and energetic:
— Traveling at a rattling rate.

synonyms: alert, brisk, lively, merry, snappy, spanking, zippy.

Roget 836: cheerful; happy etc. 827; cheery, cheerly; of good cheer, smiling; blithe; in spirits, in good spirits; breezy, bully, chipper [U.S.]; ... show more

adverb

1 rattling

Used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal:
— A rattling good yarn.

synonyms: real, really, very.


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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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