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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.
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