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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klat-er]
    • /ˈklæt ər/
    • /ˈklæt.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klat-er]
    • /ˈklæt ər/

Definitions of clattering word

  • verb without object clattering to make a loud, rattling sound, as that produced by hard objects striking rapidly one against the other: The shutters clattered in the wind. 1
  • verb without object clattering to move rapidly with such a sound: The iron-wheeled cart clattered down the street. 1
  • verb without object clattering to talk fast and noisily; chatter: They clattered on and on about their children. 1
  • verb with object clattering to cause to clatter: clattering the pots and pans in the sink. 1
  • noun clattering a rattling noise or series of rattling noises: The stagecoach made a terrible clatter going over the wooden bridge. 1
  • noun clattering noisy disturbance; din; racket. 1

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Origin of clattering

First appearance:

before 1050
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1050; Middle English clateren, Old English clatr- (in clatrunge); cognate with Dutch klateren to rattle; see -er6

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Parts of speech for Clattering


clattering popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clattering usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clattering

noun clattering

  • crash — A crash is an accident in which a moving vehicle hits something and is damaged or destroyed.
  • jingle — to make clinking or tinkling sounds, as do coins, keys, or other light, resonant metal objects when coming into contact or being struck together repeatedly: The keys on his belt jingled as he walked.
  • thunderclap — a crash of thunder.

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