This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word rale
rattle, rattling, rale(noun)
a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
"the death rattle"
An abnormal clicking, rattling or crackling sound, made by one or both lungs and heard with a stethoscope, caused by the popping open of airways collapsed by fluid or exudate, or sometimes by pulmonary edema.
Origin: From French râle.
an adventitious sound, usually of morbid origin, accompanying the normal respiratory sounds. See Rhonchus