Clat"ter (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clattered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Clattering.] [AS. clarung a rattle, akin to D. klateren to rattle. Cf. Clack.]


To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds.

Clattering loud with clamk. Longfellow.


To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue.

I see thou dost but clatter. Spenser.


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Clat"ter, v. t.

To make a rattling noise with.

You clatter still your brazen kettle. Swift.


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Clat"ter, n.


A rattling noise, esp. that made by the collision of hard bodies; also, any loud, abrupt sound; a repetition of abrupt sounds.

The goose let fall a golden egg With cackle and with clatter. Tennyson.


Commotion; disturbance. "Those mighty feats which made such a clatter in story."<-- sic. = history?-->



Rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter.

"Hold still thy clatter."

Towneley Myst. (15 th Cent. ).

Throw by your clatter And handle the matter. B. Jonson


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