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)

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. Victoria Contreras:

    All my bottles started rattling, then one great big boom, i almost fell off the stool.

  2. Katherine Foss:

    As we are seeing with the coronavirus today, disease can profoundly impact a community—upending routines and rattling nerves as it spreads from person to person. But the effects of epidemics extend beyond the moments in which they occur.

  3. Trevor Moffat:

    It sounded like a big tractor trailer passing by the road, rattling and shaking, guttural rumbling. ... We left everything there, grabbed my kid, my dog, got in the car with my wife, all the neighbors were outside, a lot of young people crying. Armageddon type reaction.

  4. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford:

    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.

  5. 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.

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