Definition of “rattle” - English Dictionary

“rattle” in British English

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rattlenoun

uk /ˈræt.əl/ us /ˈræt̬.əl/

rattleverb

uk /ˈræt.əl/ us /ˈræt̬.əl/

(Definition of “rattle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“rattle” in American English

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rattleverb [ 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.

Phrasal verb(s)

rattlenoun [ 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.

(Definition of “rattle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)