1

rattling

play
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

First Known Use of rattling

1600


2

rattling

adverb rat·tling

Definition of rattling

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

First Known Use of rattling

1828


RATTLING Defined for English Language Learners

rattling

adverb

Definition of rattling for English Language Learners

  • : very or extremely



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rattling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

set in a bent position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!