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Meaning & Definition of Rattling in English

English

Rattling

/rætlɪŋ/

noun

1. A rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

  • "The death rattle"
    synonym:
  • rattle
  • ,
  • rattling
  • ,
  • rale

adjective

1. Extraordinarily good or great

  • Used especially as intensifiers
  • "A fantastic trip to the orient"
  • "The film was fantastic!"
  • "A howling success"
  • "A marvelous collection of rare books"
  • "Had a rattling conversation about politics"
  • "A tremendous achievement"
    synonym:
  • fantastic
  • ,
  • grand
  • ,
  • howling(a)
  • ,
  • marvelous
  • ,
  • marvellous
  • ,
  • rattling(a)
  • ,
  • terrific
  • ,
  • tremendous
  • ,
  • wonderful
  • ,
  • wondrous

2. Quick and energetic

  • "A brisk walk in the park"
  • "A lively gait"
  • "A merry chase"
  • "Traveling at a rattling rate"
  • "A snappy pace"
  • "A spanking breeze"
    synonym:
  • alert
  • ,
  • brisk
  • ,
  • lively
  • ,
  • merry
  • ,
  • rattling
  • ,
  • snappy
  • ,
  • spanking
  • ,
  • zippy

adverb

1. Used as intensifiers

  • `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'
  • `rattling' is informal
  • "She was very gifted"
  • "He played very well"
  • "A really enjoyable evening"
  • "I'm real sorry about it"
  • "A rattling good yarn"
    synonym:
  • very
  • ,
  • really
  • ,
  • real
  • ,
  • rattling