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rattling

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adjective rat·tling \ˈrat-liŋ\

Definition of rattling

  1. 1 :  lively, brisk <moved at a rattling pace>

  2. 2 :  extraordinarily good :  splendid

rattlingly

play \-liŋ-lē\ adverb


Examples of rattling in a sentence

  1. <we drove off at a rattling pace>



1560

First Known Use of rattling

1560


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rattling

adverb rat·tling

Simple Definition of rattling

  • : very or extremely

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rattling

  1. :  to an extreme degree :  very <a rattling good story>



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