Clatter

Definition of Clatter

Clat´ter
v. i.1.To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds.
[imp. & p. p. Clattered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Clattering.]
Clattering loud with iron clank.
- Longfellow.
2.To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue.
I see thou dost but clatter.
- Spenser.
v. t.1.To make a rattling noise with.
You clatter still your brazen kettle.
- Swift.
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.
3.Rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter.
Throw by your clatter
And handle the matter.
- B. Jonson

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