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rattles

noun
plural of rattle

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(Entry 1 of 2)

loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound
  • I'd go nuts if I had to endure the rattle of that bottling plant every day

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rattles

verb
present tense third-person singular of rattle

Synonyms & Antonyms of rattles (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make a series of short sharp noises
  • the children tromped through the kitchen, making the plates on the shelf rattle

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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

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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

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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

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“Rattles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rattles. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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