Complete Definition of "rattle"

English

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ætÉl|-ætÉl

Noun
en-noun

  1. onomatopoeia a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another

#:I wish they would fix the rattle under my dashboard.

  1. a baby's toy designed to make sound when shaken, usually containing loose grains or pellets in a hollow container

Translations
trans-top|a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another
Finnish: kolina, kalina, helinä
Serbian: klopotac, Äegrtaljka
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trans-top|a baby's toy
Dutch: rammelaar
Finnish: helistin
French: hochet
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Spanish: sonajero
Portuguese: chocalho
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Verb
en-verb|rattl|es

  1. transitive ergative to create a sound by shaking

#:Rattle the can of cat treats if you need to find Fluffy.

  1. transitive to scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve

#:The accident really rattled him.

  1. intransitive to make a rattling noise; to make noise by or from shaking

#:''I wish the dashboard in my car would quit rattling.

Translations
trans-top|to create a sound by shaking
Finnish: kalistaa, kolistella, helisyttää
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trans-top|to scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve
Finnish: säikäyttää
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checktrans-top|to make rattling noise
Finnish: helistä, kalista, kolista
French: s'entrechoquer
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Portuguese: chocalhar, sacudir, desconcertar, agitar, perturbar, fazer retinir, mover-se ruidosamente (verbs) ; chocalho m, guizo m, estrondo m, estrépito m, rufo m, algazarra f, balbúrdia f (nouns)
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Derived terms
rattler
rattlesnake
rattle off
rattle one's nerves
rattle someone's cage

Category:English ergative verbs

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