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rattle British & World English

Make or cause to make a rapid succession of short, sharp knocking sounds

rattle English Thesaurus

we were awakened by the sound of stones rattling against the window

Rattle, Sir Simon British & World English

(B.1955), English conductor; full name Sir Simon Denis Rattle. Principal conductor with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 1980–91, he became chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000 and its artistic director in 2002

red rattle British & World English

A pink-flowered lousewort of marshy places, the seeds of which produce a rattling sound inside their capsule when ripe

death rattle British & World English

A gurgling sound sometimes heard in a dying person’s throat

rattle sabres British & World English

Threaten to take aggressive action

yellow rattle British & World English

A partly parasitic yellow-flowered plant whose ripe seeds are shed into a pouch which rattles when shaken, found in both Europe and eastern North America

rattle on/away British & World English

Talk rapidly and at length, especially in an inane way

rattle someone's cage British & World English

Anger or irritate someone

rattle something off British & World English

Say, perform, or produce something quickly and effortlessly

rattle about/around in in rattle British & World English

Be in or occupy (an unnecessarily spacious room or building)

rattle on/away in rattle British & World English

Talk rapidly and at length, especially in an inane way

rattle sabres in rattle British & World English

Threaten to take aggressive action

rattle something off in rattle British & World English

Say, perform, or produce something quickly and effortlessly

rattletrap British & World English

An old or rickety vehicle

rattle on/away in rattle English Thesaurus

she found herself rattling on about the meaning of life

rattle someone's cage in rattle English Thesaurus

if that corporate caveat really rattled your cage, there's more bad news

rattle something off in rattle English Thesaurus

she rattled off the names of films he had directed

Sir Simon Denis Rattle in Rattle, Sir Simon British & World English

(B.1955), English conductor; full name Sir Simon Denis Rattle. Principal conductor with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 1980–91, he became chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000 and its artistic director in 2002