Definitions for clatter
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a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)
"the shutters clattered against the house"; "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"
clatter, clack, brattleverb
make a rattling sound
A rattling noise.
A loud disturbance.
Noisy talk or chatter.
To cause to make a rattling sound.
To make a rattling noise
To chatter noisily or rapidly.
To hit; to smack
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
I have seen a monkey overthrow all the dishes and plates in a kitchen, merely for the pleasure of seeing them tumble, and hearing the clatter they made in their fall. Jonathan Swift, to Ld. Bolingb.
By this great clatter, one of greatest note
Seems bruited. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Grow to be short,
Throw by your clatter,
And handle the matter. Ben Jonson, Under-woods.
O Rourk’s jolly boys
Ne’er dreamt of the matter,
’Till rous’d by the noise,
And musical clatter. Jonathan Swift.
The jumbling particles of matter,
In chaos make not such a clatter. Jonathan Swift.
I only with an oaken staff will meet thee,
And raise such outcries on thy clatter’d iron,
That thou oft’ shalt wish thyself at Gath. John Milton, Agonist.
When all the bees are gone to settle,
You clatter still your brazen kettle. Jonathan Swift.
Etymology: clatrunge, a rattle, Saxon.
Now the sprightly trumpet, from afar,
Had rouz’d the neighing steeds to scour the fields,
While the fierce riders clatter’d on their shields. John Dryden, Æn.
All that night was heard an unwonted clattering of weapons, and of men running to and fro. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
Down sunk the monster-bulk, and press’d the ground;
His arms and clatt’ring shield on the vast body sound. Dryd.
Their clattering arms with the fierce shocks resound,
Helmets and broken launces spread the ground. George Granville.
Here is a great deal of good matter
Lost for lack of telling;
Now, siker, I see thou do’st but clatter;
Harm may come of melling. Edmund Spenser, Pastorals.
All those airy speculations, which bettered not men’s manners, were only a noise and clattering of words. Decay of Piety.
Clatter refers to a continuous or repeated loud, hard noise often produced by objects striking or falling against each other. It can also refer to the act of making or causing such noise.
to make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds
to talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue
to make a rattling noise with
a rattling noise, esp. that made by the collision of hard bodies; also, any loud, abrupt sound; a repetition of abrupt sounds
rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter
Etymology: [AS. clarung a rattle, akin to D. klateren to rattle. Cf. Clack.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of clatter in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of clatter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
There's just something magical about this place with the clear dark water below and the soft wispy cypress needles above, the cypress trees are usually covered with bromeliads, spiky air plants that gather water from dew and rain and simply use their host trees for support. On a windy day, the cypress trees clatter just a little bit as they brush up against each other.
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