Clat"ter (klăt"t&etilde;r), v.
i. [imp. & p. p. Clattered (-
t&etilde;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.
2. To talk fast and noisily; to rattle
with the tongue.
I see thou dost but clatter.
Clat"ter, v. t. To make a
rattling noise with.
You clatter still your brazen kettle.
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
The goose let fall a golden egg
With cackle and with clatter.
2. Commotion; disturbance. "Those
mighty feats which made such a clatter in story."
3. Rapid, noisy talk; babble;
chatter. "Hold still thy clatter." Towneley
Myst. (15 th Cent. ).
Throw by your clatter
And handle the matter.