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English definition of “rattle”

rattle

verb [I or T] (SOUND)    /ˈræt.l̩/ US  /ˈræt̬-/
to (cause something to) make a noise like a series of knocks: The explosion rattled the cups on the table. The dying man's voice rattled in his throat. [+ adv/prep] The car rattled over the cobblestones. My car engine is making a strange rattling noise.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of rattle verb (SOUND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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