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rattle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rattle

  1. loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound <I'd go nuts if I had to endure the rattle of that bottling plant every day> Synonyms babel, blare, bluster, bowwow, brawl, bruit [archaic], cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, decibel(s), din, discordance, katzenjammer, racket, noise, roarRelated Words discord, dissonance; commotion, furor, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, rumpus, tumult, uproar; clatter, jangle; bang, blast, boom, clap, crack, crashNear Antonyms calm, hush, lull; quietude, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility)Antonyms quiet, silence, silentness, still, stillness




rattle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rattle

  1. 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; racket; clip-clop, clop, clop-clop

  2. 2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation <busily rattling away about our vacation plans, we didn't listen to the announcements and missed our flight> Synonyms babble, blab, cackle, chaffer [British], chatter, chin [slang], converse, gab, gabble, gas, jabber, jaw, kibitz (also kibbitz), natter, palaver, patter, prate, prattle, rap, chat, run on, schmooze (or shmooze), talk, twitter, visitRelated Words gossip, tattle; descant, discuss, expatiate; yak (also yack), yammer, yap

  3. 3 to talk at length without sticking to a topic or getting to a point <she rattled on and on about all her European shopping trips, but I wasn't really listening> Synonyms blather (on), go on, maunder, ramble, run onRelated Words deviate, digress, stray, wander; sidetrack; blab, blabber, blither, bumble, burble, chat, chatter, drivel, drool, gab, gabble, gibber, jabber, patter, prate, prattle, waffle

  4. 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> Synonyms abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, embarrassRelated Words agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, put off, put out, unhinge, unsettle, upset; debase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate, queer, shameNear Antonyms calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure





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