What does clatter mean?

Definitions for clatter
ˈklæt ərclat·ter

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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.]

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  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

Examples of clatter in a Sentence

  1. Allyson Gantt:

    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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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
  • bruitFrench
  • лязг, галдёж, грохот, трескотняRussian
  • zveketatiSerbo-Croatian

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