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clat·ter

 (klăt′ər)
v. clat·tered, clat·ter·ing, clat·ters
v.intr.
1. To make a rattling sound.
2. To move with a rattling sound: clattering along on roller skates.
3. To talk rapidly and noisily; chatter.
v.tr.
To cause to make a rattling sound.
n.
1. A rattling sound: the clatter of dishes in the kitchen.
2. A loud disturbance; a racket: the clatter of the subway train.
3. Noisy talk; chatter.

[Middle English clateren, from Old English *clatrian; see gal- in Indo-European roots.]

clat′ter·er n.
clat′ter·y adj.

clatter

(ˈklætə)
vb
1. to make or cause to make a rattling noise, esp as a result of movement
2. (intr) to chatter
n
3. a rattling sound or noise
4. a noisy commotion, such as one caused by loud chatter
[Old English clatrung clattering (gerund); related to Dutch klateren to rattle, German klatschen to smack, Norwegian klattra to knock]
ˈclatterer n
ˈclatteringly adv
ˈclattery adj

clat•ter

(ˈklæt ər)

v.i.
1. to make a loud, rattling sound, as that produced by hard objects striking rapidly one against the other.
2. to move rapidly with such a sound: The train clattered down the track.
3. to talk fast and noisily; chatter.
v.t.
4. to cause to clatter: clattering pots and pans.
n.
5. a rattling noise or series of rattling noises.
6. noisy disturbance.
7. idle talk; gossip.
[before 1050; Middle English clateren, Old English clatr-, in clatrunge; c. Middle Dutch klateren to rattle]
clat′ter•er, n.
clat′ter•ing•ly, adv.
clat′ter•y, adj.

Clatter

 a scattered mass of loose stones; a confusion of voices. See also clutter.
Examples: clatter of grey rock, 1873; of stones; of tongues in empty heads, 1851.

clatter


Past participle: clattered
Gerund: clattering

Imperative
clatter
clatter
Present
I clatter
you clatter
he/she/it clatters
we clatter
you clatter
they clatter
Preterite
I clattered
you clattered
he/she/it clattered
we clattered
you clattered
they clattered
Present Continuous
I am clattering
you are clattering
he/she/it is clattering
we are clattering
you are clattering
they are clattering
Present Perfect
I have clattered
you have clattered
he/she/it has clattered
we have clattered
you have clattered
they have clattered
Past Continuous
I was clattering
you were clattering
he/she/it was clattering
we were clattering
you were clattering
they were clattering
Past Perfect
I had clattered
you had clattered
he/she/it had clattered
we had clattered
you had clattered
they had clattered
Future
I will clatter
you will clatter
he/she/it will clatter
we will clatter
you will clatter
they will clatter
Future Perfect
I will have clattered
you will have clattered
he/she/it will have clattered
we will have clattered
you will have clattered
they will have clattered
Future Continuous
I will be clattering
you will be clattering
he/she/it will be clattering
we will be clattering
you will be clattering
they will be clattering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clattering
you have been clattering
he/she/it has been clattering
we have been clattering
you have been clattering
they have been clattering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clattering
you will have been clattering
he/she/it will have been clattering
we will have been clattering
you will have been clattering
they will have been clattering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clattering
you had been clattering
he/she/it had been clattering
we had been clattering
you had been clattering
they had been clattering
Conditional
I would clatter
you would clatter
he/she/it would clatter
we would clatter
you would clatter
they would clatter
Past Conditional
I would have clattered
you would have clattered
he/she/it would have clattered
we would have clattered
you would have clattered
they would have clattered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clatter - a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement); "the shutters clattered against the house"; "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Verb1.clatter - make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise

clatter

verb
To make or cause to make a succession of short, sharp sounds:
Translations
طَقْطَقَهيُطَقْطِق
klapotrachotit
skramleskramlen
csörömpölcsörömpölés
glamraglamur, skarkali
barškėjimastarškėjimastarškėti
dipētdipoņaklabētklaboņašķindēt
buchotrachotať
žvenket
takırda maktakırtıtıngırda maktıngırtı

clatter

[ˈklætəʳ]
A. N (= loud noise) → estruendo m; [of plates] → estrépito m; [of hooves] → trápala f; [of train] → triquitraque m; (= hammering) → martilleo m
B. VI [metal object etc] → hacer estrépito, hacer estruendo; [hooves] → trapalear
to clatter in/outentrar/salir estrepitosamente
to come clattering downcaer ruidosamente
to clatter down the stairsbajar ruidosamente la escalera

clatter

[ˈklætər]
n [hooves, shoes] → martèlement m; [pots, pans, plates] → tintement m; [helicopter] → claquement m de pales
vi [person] to clatter down the steps → descendre bruyamment les escaliers

clatter

nKlappern nt, → Geklapper nt; (of hooves also)Trappeln nt, → Getrappel nt; her workbox fell with a clatter to the groundmit lautem Klappern fiel der Nähkasten zu Boden
viklappern; (hooves also)trappeln; the box of tools went clattering down the stairsder Werkzeugkasten polterte die Treppe hinunter; the cart clattered over the cobblesder Wagen polterte or rumpelte über das Pflaster
vtklappern mit

clatter

[ˈklætəʳ]
1. n (of plates) → acciottolìo; (of hooves) → scalpitìo
2. vi (metal object) → sferragliare; (hooves) → scalpitare
the gate clattered behind her → il cancello sbattè con fragore dietro di lei
to clatter in/out → correre rumorosamente dentro/fuori
3. vt (plates) → acciottolare

clatter

(ˈklӕtə) noun
a loud noise like hard objects falling, striking against each other etc. the clatter of pots falling off the shelf.
verb
to (cause to) make such a noise. The dishes clattered while I was washing them in the sink.
References in classic literature ?
I've set that old regulator up faster and faster, till I've shoved it clear around, but it don't do any good; she just distances every watch in the ship, and clatters along in a way that's astonishing till it is noon, but them eight bells always gets in about ten minutes ahead of her anyway.
On it whirls headlong, dives through the woods again, emerges in the light, clatters over frail arches, rumbles upon the heavy ground, shoots beneath a wooden bridge which intercepts the light for a second like a wink, suddenly awakens all the slumbering echoes in the main street of a large town, and dashes on haphazard, pell-mell, neck-or-nothing, down the middle of the road.
And Lady Tippins really does work, and work the Veneering horses too; for she clatters about town all day, calling upon everybody she knows, and showing her entertaining powers and green fan to immense advantage, by rattling on with, My dear soul, what do you think?
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
I was feeding quietly near the pales which separated the meadow from the railway, when I heard a strange sound at a distance, and before I knew whence it came -- with a rush and a clatter, and a puffing out of smoke -- a long black train of something flew by, and was gone almost before I could draw my breath.
She saw her, with the baby in her arms, sitting down to tea; she saw them all at table, and little Harry in a high chair, under the shadow of Rachel's ample wing; there were low murmurs of talk, gentle tinkling of tea-spoons, and musical clatter of cups and saucers, and all mingled in a delightful dream of rest; and Eliza slept, as she had not slept before, since the fearful midnight hour when she had taken her child and fled through the frosty starlight.
A rude noise broke on these fine ripplings and whisperings, at once so far away and so clear: a positive tramp, tramp, a metallic clatter, which effaced the soft wave-wanderings; as, in a picture, the solid mass of a crag, or the rough boles of a great oak, drawn in dark and strong on the foreground, efface the aerial distance of azure hill, sunny horizon, and blended clouds where tint melts into tint.
It includes kitchen and parlour, generally; but I believe at Wuthering Heights the kitchen is forced to retreat altogether into another quarter: at least I distinguished a chatter of tongues, and a clatter of culinary utensils, deep within; and I observed no signs of roasting, boiling, or baking, about the huge fireplace; nor any glitter of copper saucepans and tin cullenders on the walls.
Then I saw some cabmen and others had walked boldly into the sand pits, and heard the clatter of hoofs and the gride of wheels.
Her cargo is not stowed in any sense; it is simply dumped into her through six hatchways, more or less, by twelve winches or so, with clatter and hurry and racket and heat, in a cloud of steam and a mess of coal-dust.