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Meaning of CLATTER

Pronunciation:  'klatur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement); "the shutters clattered against the house"; "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"
  2. [v]  make a rattling sound
 

CLATTER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: brattle, clack
 
 See Also: make noise, noise, noise, resound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Clat"ter\, v. t.
    To make a rattling noise with.
    
          You clatter still your brazen kettle.    --Swift.
    
    
  3. \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.''
    
    
 
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