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  • A rattling noise.
  • A loud disturbance.
  • Noisy talk or chatter.
  • To cause to make a rattling sound.
  • To make a rattling noise
  • To chatter noisily or rapidly.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.
Longfellow.

2. To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue.

I see thou dost but clatter.
Spenser.

Clat"ter, v. t. To make a rattling noise with.

You clatter still your brazen kettle.
Swift.

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." Barrow.

3. Rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter. "Hold still thy clatter." Towneley Myst. (15 th Cent. ).

Throw by your clatter
And handle the matter.
B. Jonson

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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