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Clatter definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. To make rattling sounds; to make repeated sharp sounds, as by striking sonorous bodies; as, to clatter on a shield.
2. To utter continual or repeated sharp sounds, or rattling sounds, by being struck together; as clattering arms.
3. To talk fast and idly; to run on; to rattle with the tongue.
1. To strike and make a rattling noise.
You clatter still your brazen kettle.
2. To dispute, jar or clamor.
1. A rapid succession of abrupt, sharp sounds, made by the collision of metallic or other sonorous bodies; rattling sounds.
2. Tumultuous and confused noise; a repetition of abrupt, sharp sounds.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement); "the shutters clattered against the house"; "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones" v
1: make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes" [syn: clatter, clack, brattle]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: Middle English clatren, from Old English *clatrian; of imitative origin Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. to make a rattling sound <the dishes clattered on the shelf> 2. to talk noisily or rapidly 3. to move or go with a clatter <clattered down the stairs> transitive verb to cause to clatter clatterer noun clatteringly adverb II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a rattling sound (as of hard bodies striking together) <the clatter of pots and pans> 2. commotion <the midday clatter of the business district> 3. noisy chatter clattery adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a rattling sound as of many hard objects struck together. 2 noisy talk. --v. 1 intr. a make a clatter. b fall or move etc. with a clatter. 2 tr. cause (plates etc.) to clatter. Etymology: OE, of imit. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clatter Clat"ter (kl[a^]t"t[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clattered (-t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Clattering.] [AS. clatrung a rattle, akin to D. klateren to rattle. Cf. Clack.] 1. To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds. Clattering loud with iron clank. --Longfellow. 2. To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue. I see thou dost but clatter. --Spenser.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clatter Clat"ter, v. t. To make a rattling noise with. You clatter still your brazen kettle. --Swift.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clatter Clat"ter, n. 1. A rattling noise, esp. that made by the collision of hard bodies; also, any loud, abrupt sound; a repetition of abrupt sounds. The goose let fall a golden egg With cackle and with clatter. --Tennyson. 2. Commotion; disturbance. ``Those mighty feats which made such a clatter in story.''

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(clatters, clattering, clattered) 1. If you say that people or things clatter somewhere, you mean that they move there noisily. He turned and clattered down the stairs. VERB: V prep/adv 2. If something hard clatters, it makes repeated short noises as it hits against another hard thing. (LITERARY) She set her cup down, and it clattered against the saucer. VERB: V prep Clatter is also a noun. From somewhere distant he heard the clatter of a typewriter. N-SING: usu with supp

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. n. 1. Rattle, clash. 2. Prate, prattle, babble, clack, gabble, clatter, jabber, talk loudly. II. n. Rattling, clattering, clutter, confused noise.

Moby Thesaurus

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