Translation of rattle in Spanish:
- 1 (no plural) (noise)(of train, carriage)there's a rattle somewhere in this carthe rattle of hailstonesalgo está vibrando en el cochedeath rattleel golpeteo or tamborileo del granizoestertor (masculine) de la muerteExample sentences
- In the distance there is the rapid rattle of a Kalashnikov.
- Somewhere around Parliament House, the rattle turned to a clunk.
- There's the rattle and clang of the air lock opening and closing, and it seems she has worn her lead-weighted diving boots home.
- 2 countable 2.1 (device) See examples: (baby's) rattle (football) rattle (British English) 2.2 (on rattlesnake)anillos (masculine plural) córneos [technical]Example sentences
- Rattlesnakes shake their tail rattles as aposematic warnings.
- The forked tongue darted from his lips, and the tip of his tail began the familiar sound of a rattle.
- 1.1 (make noise)hacer ruido(vibrate)I heard a key rattle in the lockthe chain rattled in the windoí el ruido de una llave en la cerradurasomething in this car rattlesel viento hacía sonar la cadenayour door's rattlinghay algo en el coche que está haciendo ruido or vibrandothe hail rattled on the plastictu puerta vibrahe started rattling at the doorel granizo golpeteaba en or repiqueteaba sobre el plástico1.2 (move) (+ adverb complement) the carriage rattled over the cobblestonesempezó a sacudir la puertathere's something rattling around in the backel carruaje traqueteaba por el empedradohay algo suelto allí atrásExample sentences
- Soon, dozens of guests began pouring in, their carriages rattling past the front door and around to the back.
- The carriage rattled along the narrow, winding streets to Montemarte, where the Basilica of the Sacre Couer lay.
- Drags of empty coal cars rattle past on their westward run.
- A sharp series of knocks rattled the door in its frame.
- To sit in it on a windy day was an experience in itself as you listened to the wind whistling through and rattling the galvanised roof.
- Thunder rattled the windows and lightning gave an eerie and unworldly light to halls.
- 1 (make rattle)he was rattling coins in a boxhacer sonarthe ghost rattled its chainsagitaba una caja haciendo sonar las monedas que había dentrohe started furiously rattling pots and pansel fantasma sacudía sus cadenashe rattled the door until I opened itempezó, furioso, a hacer ruido con los cacharrossacudió la puerta hasta que le abrí
- 2 (worry, scare) [colloquial]to get somebody rattledponer nerviosoponer nervioso a alguienhacerle perder la calma a alguienExample sentences
- Jack's presence rattled Wilson, reminding him of Henry as a little boy showing Jack how to work the old cash register.
- The sight of Anna, not the slightest bit ruffled, rattled him severely.
- He looked at the capable assistant with sincere eyes knowing that this would rattle him into some flustered explanation of his whereabouts.
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In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.