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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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