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clatch | clathraceae | clathrate | clathrus | clatonia lanceolata | clatter | clatterer | clattering | clatteringly | clattery | claude achille debussy


Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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clatterv. i. [AS. clarung a rattle, akin to D. klateren to rattle. Cf. Clack.].
  •  To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds.  [1913 Webster]
    "Clattering loud with iron clank."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue.  [1913 Webster]
    "I see thou dost but clatter."  [1913 Webster]
clatterv. t. 
     To make a rattling noise with.  [1913 Webster]
    "You clatter still your brazen kettle."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A rattling noise, esp. that made by the collision of hard bodies; also, any loud, abrupt sound; a repetition of abrupt sounds.  [1913 Webster]
    "The goose let fall a golden egg
    With cackle and with clatter.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Commotion; disturbance.  Barrow.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter.  Towneley Myst. (15 th Cent. ).  [1913 Webster]
    "Throw by your clatter
    And handle the matter.
    "  [1913 Webster]


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

OE, of imit. orig.



Bedlam let loose, babble, babblement, bavardage, bedlam, bibble-babble, bicker, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blast, blather, blether, blethers, bobbery, brattle, brawl, brouhaha, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, charivari, chat, chatter, chirm, chitter-chatter, clack, clacket, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter about, clitter, clitterclatter, clunter, commotion, din, discord, dither, donnybrook, drunken brawl, dustup, flap, fracas, free-for-all, gab, gabble, gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, go on, gossip, guff, gush, hassle, haver, hell broke loose, hot air, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, idle talk, jabber, jangle, jaw, loud noise, mere talk, natter, noise, noise and shouting, nonsense talk, outcry, palaver, pandemonium, patter, pother, pour forth, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, racket, ramble on, rattle, rattle around, rattle on, rattletybang, rattling, reel off, retail gossip, rhubarb, roar, row, ruckle, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, run on, shatter, shindy, shivaree, spout, spout off, talk, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, tattle, tell idle tales, thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, tittle-tattle, to-do, tumult, turmoil, twaddle, twattle, uproar, waffle, yak, yakkety-yak




N loudness, power, loud noise, din, blare, clang, clangor, clatter, noise, bombilation, roar, uproar, racket, hubbub, bobbery, fracas, charivari, trumpet blast, flourish of trumpets, fanfare, tintamarre, peal, swell, blast, larum, boom, bang (explosion), resonance, vociferation, hullabaloo, lungs, Stentor, artillery, cannon, thunder, loud, sonorous, high-sounding, big-sounding, deep, full, powerful, noisy, blatant, clangorous, multisonous, thundering, deafening, trumpet-tongued, ear-splitting, ear-rending, ear-deafening, piercing, obstreperous, rackety, uproarious, enough to wake the dead, enough to wake seven sleepers, shrill &c 410 clamorous stentorian, stentorophonic, loudly, aloud, at the top of one's voice, at the top of one's lungs, lustily, in full cry, the air rings with, the deep dread-bolted thunder.


VB roll, drum, rumble, rattle, clatter, patter, clack, bombinate, hum, trill, shake, chime, peal, toll, tick, beat, drum in the ear, din in the ear.

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