brattle
I. noun Etymology: probably imitative Date: circa 1500 chiefly Scottish clatter, scamper II. intransitive verb (brattled; brattling) Date: 1513 chiefly Scottish to make a clattering or rattling sound

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  • brattle — /brat l/, n., v., brattled, brattling. n. 1. a clattering noise. v.i. 2. to scamper noisily. [1495 1505; imit; see RATTLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brattle — verb /ˈbrætəl/ To rattle; to make a scampering noise ,1972: Him too I hate, the same as I hate these brainless budding trees, these brattling birds. John Gardner, Grendel (London 1972, p. 6) …   Wiktionary

  • brattle — North Country (Newcastle) Words to make a clattering noise, a clap of thunder …   English dialects glossary

  • brattle — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make or cause to make a succession of short, sharp sounds: chatter, clack, clatter, rattle. See SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

  • brattle — n. rattling sound v. produce a rattling sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brattle — brat·tle …   English syllables

  • brattle — brat•tle [[t]ˈbræt l[/t]] n. v. tled, tling 1) a clattering noise 2) to scamper noisily • Etymology: 1495–1505; imit; cf. rattle …   From formal English to slang

  • brattle — verb make a rattling sound clattering dishes • Syn: ↑clatter, ↑clack • Derivationally related forms: ↑clack (for: ↑clack), ↑clatter ( …   Useful english dictionary

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