Definition of Clatter

1. Noun. A rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement). "The clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"

Generic synonyms: Noise



2. Verb. Make a rattling sound. "The streets clatter with cars "; "Clattering dishes"
Exact synonyms: Brattle, Clack
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound
Derivative terms: Clack

Definition of Clatter

1. v. i. To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds.

2. v. t. To make a rattling noise with.

3. n. A rattling noise, esp. that made by the collision of hard bodies; also, any loud, abrupt sound; a repetition of abrupt sounds.

Definition of Clatter

1. Noun. A rattling noise. ¹

2. Noun. A loud disturbance. ¹

3. Noun. Noisy talk or chatter. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause to make a rattling sound. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To make a rattling noise ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To chatter noisily or rapidly. ¹

7. Verb. (Northern English) To hit; to smack ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clatter

1. to move with a rattling noise [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clatter

clatches
clatching
clathrate
clathrate compound
clathrate crystal
clathrates
clathrin
clathrin adaptor proteins
clathrins
clathrochelate
clathrochelated
clathrochelates
clats
clatted
clatter (current term)
clattered
clatterer
clatterers
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clatteringly
clatters
clattery
clattier
clattiest
clatting
clatty
clauber
claucht
clauchted

Literary usage of Clatter

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1. The Triumph: A Collection of Music Containing an Introductory Course for by George Frederick Root (1868)
"Then jin-gle, jin-gle, jin-gle, jin-gle, Bells and hoofs are gay; clatter, clatter, clatter, clatter, clatter, clat-ter, Afc———=з - clatter, clatter, ..."

2. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"I'd clatter on my stumps at the sound of a drum. The Jolly Beggars. S. /. clatter [tattle ... The night drave on wi' sangs and clatter ; Тат о Shanter.s. ..."

3. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, &c. by Gleeson White (1887)
"In the clatter of the train Is a promise brisk and bright. I shall see my love again ! I am tired and fagged and fain ; But I feel a still delight In the ..."

4. The Shadow Line: A Confession by Joseph Conrad (1917)
"... I HEARD the clatter of the scissors escaping from his hand, noted the perilous heave of his whole person over the edge of the bunk after them, and then, ..."

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