Definition of brattle in English:

brattle

Syllabification: brat·tle
Pronunciation: /ˈbradl
 
/
dialect

noun

A sharp rattling sound: a distant brattle of thunder
More example sentences
  • Since everything that follows -- from the shrieking brattle of "Two Sails on a Sound" to the enchanted tribal vocal exercises of "Slippi" to the slow-building celebratory scuttle of "Too Soon" -- feels similarly crazed, drug-induced, and apparitional, Here Comes the Indian makes for particularly lucid listening.
  • In place of the brattle of riveters' hammers you now hear birdsong.
  • The wrestling could have been a washout as the rain reached comical proportions and just kept going, with the occasional long brattle of thunder thrown in, but a dense crowd gathered under brollies to watch competitions of the highest quality and intensity.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
1Rattle (something).
1.1 [no object] Produce a rattling sound.
More example sentences
  • Where so long I have heard only the brattling and moaning of the wind, what means this tenser, far-piercing sound?
  • Over the ledge lies an Atlantic of vapor without sail or shore, and through the hemlocks on North mountain the wind brattles like a hurricane.
  • It is a lively sound, a busy tinkling, the incessant brattling and from time to time rushing, crashing sound of this falling ice, and trees suddenly erecting themselves when relieved of their loads.

Origin

early 16th century: probably imitative, from a blend of break and rattle.

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