clatter

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] The goose let fall a golden egg With cackle and with clatter. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 clatter — ► NOUN ▪ a loud rattling sound as of hard objects striking each other. ► VERB 1) make a clatter. 2) fall or move with a clatter. ORIGIN Old English, of imitative origin …

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  • 3 Clatter — Clat ter, v. t. To make a rattling noise with. [1913 Webster] You clatter still your brazen kettle. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 Clatter — Clat ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clattering}.] [AS. cla?rung 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… …

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  • 5 clatter — [n] loud noise ballyhoo*, bluster, clack, clangor, hullabaloo*, pandemonium, racket, rattle, rumpus, shattering, smashing; concepts 181,189,595 clatter [v] crash; make racket bang, bluster, bump, clang, clank, clash, hurtle, noise, rattle, roar,… …

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  • 6 clatter — [klat′ər] vi. [ME clateren < OE * clatrian (akin to MDu klateren) < IE base * gal , to CALL, cry out] 1. to make, or move with, a rapid succession of loud, sharp noises; rattle 2. to chatter noisily vt. to cause to clatter n. [ME clater… …

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  • 7 clatter — index noise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 clatter — late O.E. clatrung, probably from O.E. *clatrian, of imitative origin. Cf. M.Du. klateren, E.Fris. klatern, dial. Ger. klattern. The noun is attested from mid 14c. Clatterer or clatterfart, which wyl disclose anye light secreate. [Richard Huloet …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 Clatter — Coordinates: 52°32′32″N 3°28′36″W / 52.54215°N 3.47679°W / 52.54215; 3.47679 …

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  • 10 clatter — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ loud, noisy ▪ metallic ▪ sudden VERB + CLATTER ▪ make …

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  • 11 clatter — verb 1 (I, T) if heavy hard objects clatter, or if you clatter them, they make a loud unpleasant noise: The tray fell clattering to the ground. 2 (intransitive always + adv/prep) to move quickly and noisily: clatter over/down/along etc: The horse …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 clatter — I UK [ˈklætə(r)] / US [ˈklætər] verb Word forms clatter : present tense I/you/we/they clatter he/she/it clatters present participle clattering past tense clattered past participle clattered 1) [intransitive/transitive] if a hard object clatters,… …

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  • 13 clatter — 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… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 clatter — clat|ter [ˈklætə US ər] v [: Old English; Origin: clatrian] 1.) if heavy hard objects clatter, or if you clatter them, they make a loud unpleasant noise ▪ The tray slipped and clattered to the floor. 2.) [I always + adverb/preposition] to move… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 clatter — clat|ter1 [ klætər ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive if a hard object clatters, or if you clatter it, it makes several loud short noises as it hits against another hard object or surface: Her shoes clattered on the stone floor. 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 clatter — clatterer, n. clatteringly, adv. clattery, adj. /klat euhr/, v.i. 1. to make a loud, rattling sound, as that produced by hard objects striking rapidly one against the other: The shutters clattered in the wind. 2. to move rapidly with such a sound …

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  • 17 clatter — [[t]klæ̱tə(r)[/t]] clatters, clattering, clattered 1) VERB If you say that people or things clatter somewhere, you mean that they move there noisily. [V prep/adv] He turned and clattered down the stairs. 2) VERB If something hard clatters, it… …

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  • 18 clatter — /ˈklætə / (say klatuh) verb (i) 1. to make a rattling sound, as of hard bodies striking rapidly together. 2. to move rapidly with such a sound: *he could hear Helen clattering around in the kitchen somewhere –angelo loukakis, 1981. 3. to talk… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 clatter — 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 …

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  • 20 clatter — 1. noun a) A rattling noise. b) A loud disturbance. Syn: commotion, racket 2. verb a) To cause to make a rattling sound. I cant …

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