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rat·tle 1

 (răt′l)
v. rat·tled, rat·tling, rat·tles
v.intr.
1.
a. To make or emit a quick succession of short percussive sounds.
b. To move with such sounds: A train rattled along the track.
2. To talk rapidly and at length, usually without much thought: rattled on about this and that.
v.tr.
1. To cause to make a quick succession of short percussive sounds: rattled the dishes in the kitchen.
2. To utter or perform rapidly or effortlessly: rattled off a list of complaints.
3. Informal To fluster; unnerve: The accident rattled me.
n.
1. A rapid succession of short percussive sounds.
2. A device, such as a baby's toy, that produces short percussive sounds.
3. A rattling sound in the throat caused by obstructed breathing, especially near the time of death.
4. The series of horny structures at the end of a rattlesnake's tail.
5. Loud or rapid talk; chatter.

[Middle English ratelen; akin to Middle Dutch ratelen and Old English hrate, hratele, a kind of plant with rattling seed capsules, all probably ultimately of imitative origin.]

rat·tle 2

 (răt′l)
tr.v. rat·tled, rat·tling, rat·tles
To secure ratlines to (shrouds).

[Back-formation from rattling, ratline, variant of ratline.]

Rattle

(ˈrætəl)
n
(Biography) Sir Simon. born 1955, English conductor. Principal conductor (1980–91) and music director (1991–98) of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 2002

rattle

(ˈrætəl)
vb
(Nautical Terms) (often foll by: down) to fit (a vessel or its rigging) with ratlines
[C18: back formation from rattling, variant of ratline]

Rattle

(ˈrætəl)
n
(Biography) Sir Simon. born 1955, English conductor. Principal conductor (1980–91) and music director (1991–98) of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 2002

rat•tle

(ˈræt l)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to make a rapid succession of short, sharp sounds: The doors rattled in the storm.
2. to move noisily: The car rattled along the back roads.
3. to chatter: rattling on about his ailments.
v.t.
4. to cause to make a rattling noise: to rattle a doorknob.
5. to impel with a rattling noise: The wind rattled the metal can across the roadway.
6. to utter or perform in a rapid or lively manner (usu. with off).
7. to disconcert; confuse.
8. Hunting. to stir up (a cover).
n.
9. a rapid succession of short, sharp sounds.
10. a contrivance that makes a rattling sound, esp. a baby's toy filled with small pellets that rattle when shaken.
11. the series of horny, interlocking hollow rings at the end of a rattlesnake's tail, with which it produces a rattling sound.
12. a rattling sound in the throat, as a death rattle.
[1250–1300; Middle English ratelen (v.), ratele (n.)]

rattle


Past participle: rattled
Gerund: rattling

Imperative
rattle
rattle
Present
I rattle
you rattle
he/she/it rattles
we rattle
you rattle
they rattle
Preterite
I rattled
you rattled
he/she/it rattled
we rattled
you rattled
they rattled
Present Continuous
I am rattling
you are rattling
he/she/it is rattling
we are rattling
you are rattling
they are rattling
Present Perfect
I have rattled
you have rattled
he/she/it has rattled
we have rattled
you have rattled
they have rattled
Past Continuous
I was rattling
you were rattling
he/she/it was rattling
we were rattling
you were rattling
they were rattling
Past Perfect
I had rattled
you had rattled
he/she/it had rattled
we had rattled
you had rattled
they had rattled
Future
I will rattle
you will rattle
he/she/it will rattle
we will rattle
you will rattle
they will rattle
Future Perfect
I will have rattled
you will have rattled
he/she/it will have rattled
we will have rattled
you will have rattled
they will have rattled
Future Continuous
I will be rattling
you will be rattling
he/she/it will be rattling
we will be rattling
you will be rattling
they will be rattling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rattling
you have been rattling
he/she/it has been rattling
we have been rattling
you have been rattling
they have been rattling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rattling
you will have been rattling
he/she/it will have been rattling
we will have been rattling
you will have been rattling
they will have been rattling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rattling
you had been rattling
he/she/it had been rattling
we had been rattling
you had been rattling
they had been rattling
Conditional
I would rattle
you would rattle
he/she/it would rattle
we would rattle
you would rattle
they would rattle
Past Conditional
I would have rattled
you would have rattled
he/she/it would have rattled
we would have rattled
you would have rattled
they would have rattled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rattle - a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)rattle - a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle"
crepitation rale - the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure
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"
2.rattle - a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
3.rattle - loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail
rattler, rattlesnake - pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
Verb1.rattle - make short successive sounds
ruckle - make a hoarse, rattling sound
crackle, crepitate - make a crackling sound; "My Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
rattle down, rattle off, roll off, spiel off, reel off - recite volubly or extravagantly; "He could recite the names of all the chemical elements"
rattle on, yack, yack away, yap away, jaw - talk incessantly and tiresomely
2.rattle - shake and cause to make a rattling noise
shake, agitate - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"

rattle

verb
1. clatter, bang, jangle, clang, clink She slams the kitchen door so hard I hear dishes rattle.
2. shake, jiggle, jolt, vibrate, bounce, jar, jounce He gently rattled the cage and whispered to the canary.
3. (Informal) fluster, shake, upset, frighten, scare, disturb, disconcert, perturb, faze, discomfit, discountenance, put (someone) off his stride, discompose, put (someone) out of countenance She refused to be rattled by his lawyer.
noun
1. clatter, clattering, jangling, clanging, clink, clinking, clanking There was a rattle of rifle fire.
rattle on prattle, rabbit (on) (Brit. informal), chatter, witter (informal), cackle, yak (away) (slang), gibber, jabber, gabble, blether, prate, run on He listened in silence as she rattled on.
rattle something off recite, list, run through, rehearse, reel off, spiel off (informal) He could rattle off yards of poetry

rattle

verb
1. To make or cause to make a succession of short, sharp sounds:
2. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially.Also used with on:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
3. Informal. To impair or destroy the composure of:
Translations
أفْعى ذات أجْراس ، جُلَيْجِلَهجَلْجَلَه، طَقْطَقَهخُشْخَيْشَةخُشَيْخِشَه للأطْفاليتَحَرَّك بِسُرْعَه
chrastěníchřestidlorachocenírachotitřehtačka
fare afstedgøre nervøsklirreklirrenrangle
helinähelistähelistinkalinakalista
klopot
csörgõidegesítvégigzötyögzörget
glamra, skröltaglamurhringlahringla, halabrestursetja út af laginu
ガラガラいう音
덜거덕 소리
atbarškintibarškalasbarškintibarškuolėbarškutis
aizrībētgrabēšanagrabētgrabinātgrabulis
hrkálkaštrkadlozarachotiťzarinčať
drdratiropotanjeropotuljarožljanjerožljati
skallra
ของเล่นเด็กที่เขย่ามีเสียงรัว
çıngırakçngıraklı yılanın çıngırağıhızla ilerlemekkeyfini kaçırmakşıngırtı
tiếng lạch cạch

rattle

[ˈrætl]
A. N
1. (= sound) [of cart, train, gunfire] → traqueteo m; [of window, chains, stone in tin] → ruido m; [of hail, rain] → tamborileo m; (in throat) → estertor m
there was an ominous rattle coming from the enginedel motor provenía un ruido que no presagiaba nada bueno
death rattleestertor m de la muerte
2. (= instrument) (child's) → sonajero m, sonajas fpl; [of football fan etc] → carraca f, matraca f
B. VT
1. (= shake) the wind rattled the windowel viento hizo vibrar la ventana
he rattled the tinagitó la lata (haciendo sonar lo que tenía dentro)
he banged on the table, rattling the cupsgolpeó la mesa, haciendo que las tazas tintinearan
she rattled the door handlesacudió el picaporte de la puerta
the monkey was rattling the bars of his cageel mono estaba sacudiendo los barrotes de la jaula
to rattle sb's cagehacer la Pascua a algn
2. (= disconcert) [+ person] → desconcertar
to get rattledponerse nervioso, perder la calma
to get sb rattledponer nervioso a algn, hacer que algn pierda la calma
C. VI
1. (= make sound) [cart, train] → traquetear; [window, chains, stone in tin] → sonar, hacer ruido; [teeth] → castañetear; [hail, rain] → tamborilear
2. (= travel) we were rattling along at 50m.p.híbamos traqueteando a 50 millas por hora
rattle away VI + ADV = rattle on
rattle off VT + ADV [+ names, statistics] → recitar de un tirón or de una tirada
rattle on VI + ADVparlotear (sin parar)
I let him rattle on about the virtues of double glazingle dejé que parloteara ensalzando las virtudes del doble acristalamiento
rattle through VI + PREP she rattled through the translation in about ten minuteshizo la traducción volando en unos diez minutos, se cepilló la traducción en unos diez minutos

rattle

[ˈrætəl]
n
(= noise) [window, door] → claquements mpl; [chains, keys, bottles, glasses, cups] → cliquetis m; [train] → fracas m; [gunfire, grapeshot] → crépitement m; [rattlesnake] → bruit m de crécelle
(= baby's toy) → hochet m
[sports fan] → crécelle f
vi [window, door] → claquer; [chains] → cliqueter; [keys, dice, coins] → cliqueter; [cups, dishes, glasses] → s'entrechoquer; [box] → faire du bruit; [train, car] → bringuebaler; [gunfire, keyboard, slot machine] → crépiter
The window rattled in the wind → La fenêtre claquait dans le vent.
The milk bottles rattled in the crate → Les bouteilles de lait s'entrechoquaient dans la caisse.
The bus rattled into a dusty village → Le bus est arrivé en bringuebalant dans un village poussiéreux.
vt
[+ windows] → faire claquer; [+ cage, box] → secouer; [+ glasses, dishes] → faire s'entrechoquer
to rattle sb's cage → faire suer qn
Who rattled your cage?
BUT Qu'est ce qui te prend?.
(= unnerve) [+ person] → secouer
rattle along
vi [car, bus] → bringuebaler
rattle around
vi
We're rattling around in this big house → On se sent un peu perdu dans cette grande maison.
rattle off
vt sep (= reel off) [+ names, statistics, list, anecdotes, speech] → débiter

rattle

viklappern; (chains)rasseln, klirren; (bottles)klirren; (gunfire)knattern; (drums)schlagen; (hailstones)prasseln; (rattlesnake)klappern; to rattle at the dooran der Tür rütteln; there’s something rattlingda klappert etwas; to rattle along/away (vehicle)entlang-/davonrattern; they rattled through the villagesie ratterten durch das Dorf
vt
box, dice, keysschütteln; bottles, canszusammenschlagen; chainsrasseln mit; windowsrütteln an (+dat); to rattle somebody’s cage (inf)jdn verärgern
(inf: = alarm) persondurcheinanderbringen; don’t get rattled!reg dich nicht auf!; she was rattled by the news, the news rattled herdie Nachricht hat ihr einen Schock versetzt
n
(= sound)Klappern nt no pl; (of chains)Rasseln nt no pl, → Klirren nt no pl; (of bottles)Klirren nt no pl; (of gunfire)Knattern nt no pl; (of drums)Schlagen nt no pl; (of hailstones)Prasseln nt no pl; (of rattlesnake)Klappern nt no pl; (Med: also death rattle) → Todesröcheln nt
(child’s) → Rassel f; (sports fan’s) → Schnarre f

rattle

:
rattlesnake
rattletrap
n (hum inf)Klapperkiste f (hum inf)

rattle

[ˈrætl]
1. n
a. (of train, car) → rumore m di ferraglia; (of stone in tin, of windows) → tintinnio; (of typewriter) → ticchettio; (of hail, rain, bullets) → crepitio
a rattle of bottles/chains → un rumore di bottiglie/catene
death rattle → rantolo
b. (instrument, YYY, used by football fan) → raganella; (child's) → sonaglio
2. vt
a. (shake) → agitare; (000, moneybox) → far tintinnare
b. (fam) (person) → innervosire
to get rattled → innervosirsi
3. vi (box, objects in box, machinery) → far rumore; (bullets, hailstones) → crepitare; (window) → vibrare
the train rattled over the crossing → il treno passò sferragliando al passaggio a livello
rattle off vt + adv (poem, speech) → snocciolare
rattle on vi + advblaterare

rattle

(rӕtl) verb
1. to (cause to) make a series of short, sharp noises by knocking together. The cups rattled as he carried the tray in; The strong wind rattled the windows.
2. to move quickly. The car was rattling along at top speed.
3. to upset and confuse (a person). Don't let him rattle you – he likes annoying people.
noun
1. a series of short, sharp noises. the rattle of cups.
2. a child's toy, or a wooden instrument, which makes a noise of this sort. The baby waved its rattle.
3. the bony rings of a rattlesnake's tail.
ˈrattling adjective
fast; lively. The car travelled at a rattling pace.
ˈrattlesnake noun
a type of poisonous American snake with bony rings in its tail which rattle.
rattle off
to say quickly and usually without any feeling or expression. The boy rattled off the poem.
rattle through
to say or do (something) quickly. The teacher rattled through his explanation so quickly that no-one could understand him.

rattle

خُشْخَيْشَة chrastění raslen Klappern κροτάλισμα tamborileo helinä battement klopot sonaglio ガラガラいう音 덜거덕 소리 geratel klapring grzechotanie chocalhada треск skallra ของเล่นเด็กที่เขย่ามีเสียงรัว çıngırak tiếng lạch cạch 咔吱声
References in classic literature ?
The rattle of an approaching carriage made them all start and listen.
With his fist he broke a large mirror in the wash room of a hotel and later went about smashing windows and breaking chairs in dance halls for the joy of hearing the glass rattle on the floor and seeing the terror in the eyes of clerks who had come from Sandusky to spend the evening at the resort with their sweethearts.
In the way of movement and human life, there was the hasty rattle of a cab or coach, its driver protected by a waterproof cap over his head and shoulders; the forlorn figure of an old man, who seemed to have crept out of some subterranean sewer, and was stooping along the kennel, and poking the wet rubbish with a stick, in quest of rusty nails; a merchant or two, at the door of the post-office, together with an editor and a miscellaneous politician, awaiting a dilatory mail; a few visages of retired sea-captains at the window of an insurance office, looking out vacantly at the vacant street, blaspheming at the weather, and fretting at the dearth as well of public news as local gossip.
China Sailor Rattle thy teeth, then, and pound away; make a pagoda of thyself.
By this time we were well used to the roar of heavy guns, the rattle of musket fire, and the flying of shot near us; but never had I been under such a fire as we rode through on that day.
I set it down, private, because somebody might want ME to spell it next, and so I wanted to be handy with it and rattle it off like I was used to it.
The baby Tom would claw anybody who came within reach of his nails, and pound anybody he could reach with his rattle.
2 is the door that comes out into that little close alley between the tavern and the old rattle trap of a brick store.
Suddenly he heard a small voice above the rattle and rumble of the wheels and the creaking of the harness.
Perceiving it vain to argue against her insanity, I was planning how I could reach something to wrap about her, without quitting my hold of herself (for I could not trust her alone by the gaping lattice), when, to my consternation, I heard the rattle of the door-handle, and Mr.
Whenever the leader made this rattle, the passenger started, as a nervous passenger might, and was disturbed in mind.
It cramped and hurt me so, that it made me perfectly miserable; but if I moved in the least, and made a glass that was in the basket rattle against something else (as it was sure to do), she gave me the cruellest poke with her foot, and said, 'Come, don't YOU fidget.