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English noun: rattle

1. rattle (event) a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)


SamplesThe death rattle.


Synonymsrale, rattling


Broader (hypernym)noise


Narrower (hyponym)crepitation rale

2. rattle (artifact) a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken


Broader (hypernym)plaything, toy

3. rattle (animal) loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail


Broader (hypernym)tail


Part meronymrattler, rattlesnake


English verb: rattle

1. rattle (perception) make short successive sounds


ExamplesCars rattle in the streets , The streets rattle with cars


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Narrower (hyponym)crackle, crepitate, ruckle

2. rattle (motion) shake and cause to make a rattling noise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake









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