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saber rattling

sa·ber rat·tling
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sey-ber rat-ling]
    • /ˈseɪ bər ˈræt lɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sey-ber rat-ling]
    • /ˈseɪ bər ˈræt lɪŋ/

Definition of saber rattling words

  • noun saber rattling a show or threat of military power, especially as used by a nation to impose its policies on other countries. 1

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Origin of saber rattling

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25; See origin at saber, rattle1, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Saber rattling

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

saber rattling popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% 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.

saber rattling usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for saber rattling

noun saber rattling

  • warmongering — the practices and principles of a warmonger.

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