Definitions for raleræl, rɑl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raleræl, rɑl(n.)

  1. an abnormal rattling sound made while breathing.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of rale:

1820–30; < F râle, der. of râler to make a rattling sound; cf. rail3

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. rale(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From French râle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rale(noun)

    an adventitious sound, usually of morbid origin, accompanying the normal respiratory sounds. See Rhonchus

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