What does rattling mean?

Definitions for rattling
ˈræt lɪŋrat·tling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rattle, rattling, raleadjective

    a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

    "the death rattle"

  2. fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrousadjective

    extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

    "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"

  3. alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippyadverb

    quick and energetic

    "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"

  4. very, really, real, rattlingadverb

    used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

    "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"

Wiktionary

  1. rattlingnoun

    rattle

  2. rattlingadjective

    lively, quick (speech, pace)

ChatGPT

  1. rattling

    Rattling is a noise or sound produced by loose or rapidly-moving objects continually hitting against each other, resembling a series of short, sharp knocks. It can be used as a noun or an adjective. As an adjective, it can describe something exceptionally good or impressive. Alternatively, it can also mean very fast or intensely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rattling

    of Rattle

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rattling

    rat′ling, n. Same as Ratline.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rattling in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rattling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rattling in a Sentence

  1. Rainer Lipfert:

    We're seeing the beginning of a Cold War now with both sides rattling their sabres.

  2. Mark Milley:

    Any time a senior leader of a nation-state starts rattling a nuclear saber, then everyone takes it seriously.

  3. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    We need to quit that kind of rattling the economy.

  5. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    What we shouldn't do now is to inflame the situation by loud saber-rattling and shrill war cries, whoever believes that symbolic tank parades on the alliance's eastern border will bring more security is mistaken.

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