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verb [I/T]  us   /ˈræt̬·əl/
to make a noise consisting of quickly repeated knocks: [I] The windows rattled when the wind blew. [T] Manny slammed the door, rattling the cups on the shelf.
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noun [C/U]  us   /ˈræt̬·əl/
a noise consisting of quickly repeated knocks: [U] We could hear the rattle of stones as they fell down the well. A rattle is also a baby’s toy that rattles when it is shaken.
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