What does clatter mean?

Definitions for clatterˈklæt ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clatter.

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"


  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

  7. Origin: [AS. clarung a rattle, akin to D. klateren to rattle. Cf. Clack.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clatter

    klat′ėr, n. a repeated rattling noise: a repetition of abrupt, sharp sounds: noisy talk: (Burns) gossip.—v.i. to make rattling sounds: to rattle with the tongue: to talk fast and idly.—v.t. to strike so as to produce a rattling.—adv. Clatt′eringly. [Acc. to Skeat, clatter = clacker, a freq. of Clack.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clatter in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clatter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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Translations for clatter

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • дрънкам, тропам, тупурдия, тракане, тракам, тропот, трополяBulgarian
  • Gepolter, poltern, Geklapper, klappernGerman
  • kolina, kolista, kolisuttaa, kalista, kalina, kolistaa, rytinäFinnish
  • лязг, галдёж, грохот, трескотняRussian
  • zveketatiSerbo-Croatian

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