Clattered
Clatter Clat"ter, v. i. [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. [1913 Webster]

Clattering loud with iron clank. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue. [1913 Webster]

I see thou dost but clatter. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • clatter — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ loud, noisy ▪ metallic ▪ sudden VERB + CLATTER ▪ make …   Collocations dictionary

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  • clatter — I. verb Etymology: Middle English clatren, from Old English *clatrian; of imitative origin Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. to make a rattling sound < the dishes clattered on the shelf > 2. to talk noisily or rapidly 3. to move or go with… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clatter — v. (P; intr.) the cart clattered over the cobble stones * * * [ klætə] (P; intr.) the cart clattered over the cobble stories …   Combinatory dictionary

  • clat´ter|ing|ly — clat|ter «KLAT uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a confused noise like that of many plates being struck together: »The clatter in the cafeteria made it hard to hear one another talk. 2. noisy talk; gabble: »the clatter of voices above the noise of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clat´ter|er — clat|ter «KLAT uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a confused noise like that of many plates being struck together: »The clatter in the cafeteria made it hard to hear one another talk. 2. noisy talk; gabble: »the clatter of voices above the noise of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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