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Synonyms of rattle in English:


  • 1 we were awakened by the sound of stones rattling against the window
  • 2 he put his hand in his pocket and rattled his small change
    jingle, jangle, clink, tinkle
  • 3 the bus rattled along the bumpy streets
    jolt, bump, bounce, shake, vibrate, jar;
    British  judder
    rare jounce
  • 4 the government were clearly rattled by the campaign
    unnerve, disconcert, disturb, fluster, shake, perturb, discompose, discomfit, discountenance, make nervous, put off, throw off balance, ruffle, agitate, put off one's stroke, upset, frighten, scare
    informal faze, throw, get to
  • Phrases

    rattle someone's cage
    if that corporate caveat really rattled your cage, there's more bad news
    [Antonyms] pacify, placate
    British informal nark, get on someone's wick
    rattle something off
    she rattled off the names of films he had directed
    reel off, recite, list rapidly, fire off, run through, enumerate
    informal spiel off
    rattle on/away
    she found herself rattling on about the meaning of life
    British informal witter, rabbit, chunter, waffle
    Scottish & Irish informal slabber
    North American informal run off at the mouth
    archaic twaddle, clack, twattle


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  • 1 the rattle of bottles as he stacked the crates
  • 2 there was a choking rattle in his throat
    technical rale
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