Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: rattle
IPA transcription: [ɹ'ætəl]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: rattle, rattling, rale
    Meaning: a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: rattle
    Meaning: make short successive sounds
  • Synonyms: rattle
    Meaning: shake and cause to make a rattling noise
Usage examples
  • There came a rattle of crockery from within.
  • Buck said she could rattle off poetry like nothing.
  • He tried to call to them, but evoked a mere rattle from his throat.
  • Ned Land hadn't missed his target. This was the monster's death rattle.
  • I could hear his teeth rattle in his head, but he had not yet surrendered.
  • 'Cheer to show them we aren't afraid, and rattle the daggers to make more noise.
  • Little did I suppose that he was a deadly enemy and that the noise was the famous rattle.
  • The next she was at the windows and the slats were closed with a rattle like a volley of firearms.
  • The rattle of mess-wagons, driven by the camp cook and followed by the bed-wagon, was heard from all directions.
  • He heard faintly the sound of voices, and the clank and rattle which many men with weapons cannot keep from making now and then.