Student Thesaurus

One entry found for rattle.
Entry Word: rattle
Function: verb
Text: 1 to make a series of short sharp noises <the children tromped through the kitchen, making the plates on the shelf rattle>
Synonyms clack, clatter
Related Words chink, chirp, clank, click, clink; clang, clash, crash; spatter, sputter
2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation <one minute Adam was rattling away about his day at kindergarten, and the next minute he was sound asleep> -- see CHAT
3 to talk at length without sticking to a topic or getting to a point <she rattled on and on about various vacations and all her shopping trips, but I wasn't listening> -- see RAMBLE 1
4 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress <don't let a little mistake rattle you while you're playing during the piano recital> -- see EMBARRASS 1