A gurgling sound heard in a dying person’s throat.
- He laughed, a harsh croaking sound like the death rattle from a blood-choked throat.
- It was one of those critical moments in science when, if you listen carefully, you can hear the death rattle of long - held assumptions, as they crumble into dust.
- There was a raspy sigh that sounded more like a death rattle.
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Syllabification: death rat·tle
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