Associations to the word «Rattle»


RATTLE, noun. (onomatopoeia) a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another.
RATTLE, noun. A baby's toy designed to make sound when shaken, usually containing loose grains or pellets in a hollow container.
RATTLE, noun. A device that makes a rattling sound such as put on an animal so its location can be heard.
RATTLE, noun. A musical instrument that makes a rattling sound.
RATTLE, noun. (dated) Noisy, rapid talk.
RATTLE, noun. (dated) A noisy, senseless talker; a jabberer.
RATTLE, noun. A scolding; a sharp rebuke.
RATTLE, noun. (zoology) Any organ of an animal having a structure adapted to produce a rattling sound.
RATTLE, noun. The noise in the throat produced by the air in passing through mucus which the lungs are unable to expel; death rattle.
RATTLE, verb. (transitive) (ergative) To create a rattling sound by shaking or striking.
RATTLE, verb. (transitive) (informal) To scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve.
RATTLE, verb. (intransitive) To make a rattling noise; to make noise by or from shaking.
RATTLE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To assail, annoy, or stun with a ratting noise.
RATTLE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To scold; to rail at.
RATTLE, verb. To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering.
RATTLE, verb. To make a clatter with a voice; to talk rapidly and idly; with on or away.
RATTLE OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To list or recite quickly.
RATTLE OFF, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To rail at; to scold.
RATTLE SNAKE, noun. Alternative spelling of rattlesnake
RATTLE SOMEONE'S CAGE, verb. (idiomatic) to demand attention; to nag, nudge, or remind
RATTLE SOMEONE'S CHAIN, verb. Alternative form of rattle someone's cage
RATTLE THE BONES, verb. (obsolete) (nautical) (slang) to play dice.
RATTLE THROUGH, verb. (idiomatic) To do something extremely quickly and perfunctorily.
RATTLE TRAP, noun. Alternative spelling of rattletrap
RATTLE TRAPS, noun. Plural of rattle trap

Dictionary definition

RATTLE, noun. A rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle".
RATTLE, noun. A baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken.
RATTLE, noun. Loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail.
RATTLE, verb. Make short successive sounds.
RATTLE, verb. Shake and cause to make a rattling noise.

Wise words

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