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death rattle

noun

Simple Definition of death rattle

  • : a sound that is sometimes heard coming from a dying person's throat or chest

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of death rattle

  1. :  a rattling or gurgling sound produced by air passing through mucus in the lungs and air passages of a dying person

1822

First Known Use of death rattle

1822

Rhymes with death rattle


Medical Dictionary

death rattle

noun

Medical Definition of death rattle

  1. :  a rattling or gurgling sound produced by air passing through mucus in the lungs and air passages of a dying person




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