Definitions for clatterˈklæt ər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word clatter

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clat•terˈklæt ər(v.i.)

  1. to make a loud, rattling sound, as that produced by hard objects striking rapidly one against the other.

  2. to move rapidly with such a sound:

    The train clattered down the track.

  3. to talk fast and noisily; chatter.

  4. (v.t.)to cause to clatter:

    clattering pots and pans.

  5. (n.)a rattling noise or series of rattling noises.

  6. noisy disturbance.

  7. idle talk; gossip.

Origin of clatter:

bef. 1050; ME clateren, OE clatr-, in clatrunge; c. MD klateren to rattle


Princeton's WordNet

  1. clatter(verb)

    a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)

    "the shutters clattered against the house"; "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"

  2. clatter, clack, brattle(verb)

    make a rattling sound

    "clattering dishes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. clatter(noun)ˈklæt ər

    the noise of hard things banging together

    the loud clatter of pots and pans; It fell with a clatter.


  1. clatter(Noun)

    A rattling noise.

  2. clatter(Noun)

    A loud disturbance.

  3. clatter(Noun)

    Noisy talk or chatter.

  4. clatter(Verb)

    To cause to make a rattling sound.

  5. clatter(Verb)

    To make a rattling noise

  6. clatter(Verb)

    To chatter noisily or rapidly.

  7. clatter(Verb)

    To hit; to smack

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clatter(verb)

    to make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds

  2. Clatter(verb)

    to talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue

  3. Clatter(verb)

    to make a rattling noise with

  4. Clatter(noun)

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

  5. Clatter(noun)

    commotion; disturbance

  6. Clatter(noun)

    rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter

Translations for clatter

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a loud noise like hard objects falling, striking against each other etc

the clatter of pots falling off the shelf.

Get even more translations for clatter »


Find a translation for the clatter definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these clatter definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"clatter." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for clatter?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for clatter: