• (v. i.) To make a quick succession of sharp, inharmonious noises, as by the collision of hard and not very sonorous bodies shaken together; to clatter.
  • (v. i.) To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering; as, we rattled along for a couple of miles.
  • (v. i.) To make a clatter with the voice; to talk rapidly and idly; to clatter; -- with on or away; as, she rattled on for an hour.
  • (v. t.) To cause to make a rattling or clattering sound; as, to rattle a chain.
  • (v. t.) To assail, annoy, or stun with a rattling noise.
  • (v. t.) Hence, to disconcert; to confuse; as, to rattle one's judgment; to rattle a player in a game.
  • (v. t.) To scold; to rail at.
  • (n.) A rapid succession of sharp, clattering sounds; as, the rattle of a drum.
  • (n.) Noisy, rapid talk.
  • (n.) An instrument with which a rattling sound is made; especially, a child's toy that rattles when shaken.
  • (n.) A noisy, senseless talker; a jabberer.
  • (n.) A scolding; a sharp rebuke.
  • (n.) Any organ of an animal having a structure adapted to produce a rattling sound.
  • (n.) The noise in the throat produced by the air in passing through mucus which the lungs are unable to expel; -- chiefly observable at the approach of death, when it is called the death rattle. See R/le.

Compare rattle with other words:

rattle vs. tattle

rattle vs. strike

rattle vs. ruttle

attle vs. rattle

rattle vs. rattled

battle vs. rattle

rattle vs. wattle

cattle vs. rattle

prattle vs. rattle

ramble vs. rattle

rattle vs. tremble

faze vs. rattle

gabble vs. rattle

berattle vs. rattle

crunch vs. rattle

disconcert vs. rattle

harass vs. rattle

clutter vs. rattle

crackle vs. rattle

clanging vs. rattle

rattle vs. rustle

rattle vs. shake

rattle vs. rattling

enemy vs. rattle

clatter vs. rattle

exasperate vs. rattle

clank vs. rattle

jiggle vs. rattle

jingle vs. rattle

rattle vs. unnerve

rattle vs. unsettle

rattle vs. startle

rattle vs. scare

organ vs. rattle

animal vs. rattle

rattle vs. rebuke

rattle vs. scolding

jabberer vs. rattle

hollow vs. rattle

rattle vs. toy

rattle vs. vibrating

rattle vs. shaking

rattle vs. sound

rattle vs. rattlesnake

rattle vs. rattler

clapper vs. rattle