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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clatter \Clat"ter\, verb (used without an object) [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 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clatter \Clat"ter\, verb (used with an object) To make a rattling noise with.

You clatter still your brazen kettle. --Swift.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clatter \Clat"ter\, noun

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

clatter

noun

1: a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement); "the shutters clattered against the house"; "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"

verb

1: make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes" [syn: {clatter}, {clack}, {brattle}]


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