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Bang, an onomatopoeic word
 

Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘rattle’.

Rattle
Pronunciation:
\ˈra-təl\
Function:
verb
Inflected Form(s):
rat·tled; rat·tling \ˈrat-liŋ, ˈra-təl-iŋ\
Etymology:
Middle English ratelen; akin to Middle Dutch ratel rattle
Date:
14th century
intransitive verb
1: to make a rapid succession of short sharp noises <the windows rattled in the wind>
2: to chatter incessantly and aimlessly
3: to move with a clatter or rattle; also : to be or move about in a place or station too large or grand <rattled around the big old house>transitive verb
1: to say, perform, or affect in a brisk lively fashion <rattled off four magnificent backhands — Kim Chapin>
2: to cause to make a sound
3: ; specifically : to beat (a cover) for game
4: to upset especially to the point of loss of poise and composure : 
synonyms see


rattle. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattle
 
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