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clatter


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clatter  \Clat"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  a  rattling  noise  with 
 
  You  clatter  still  your  brazen  kettle.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.'' 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clatter 
  n  :  a  rattling  noise  (often  produced  by  rapid  movement);  "the 
  shutters  clattered  against  the  house";  "the  clatter  of 
  iron  wheels  on  cobblestones" 
  v  :  make  a  rattling  sound  [syn:  {clack},  {brattle}] 




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