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clatter (v.)

"make a rattling sound," from Old English *clatrian (implied by late Old English verbal noun clatrung "clattering, noise"), of imitative origin. Compare Middle Dutch klateren, East Frisian klatern, Low German klattern "to clatter, rattle;" perhaps all are from PIE root *gal- "to call, shout." The noun is attested from mid-14c., from the verb. Related: Clattered; clattering.

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Definitions of clatter
1
clatter (v.)
make a rattling sound;
clattering dishes
Synonyms: clack / brattle
2
clatter (n.)
a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement);
the shutters clattered against the house
the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones
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