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Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
Henry George Bohn

Meaning of "death rattle" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DEATH RATTLE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEATH RATTLE

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Death rattle is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DEATH RATTLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Death rattle

A death rattle, known clinically as terminal respiratory secretions or simply terminal secretions, is a sound often produced by someone who is near death when fluids such as saliva and bronchial secretions accumulate in the throat and upper chest. Those who are dying may lose their ability to swallow and may have increased production of bronchial secretions, resulting in such an accumulation. Usually, two or three days earlier the symptoms of death can be observed as saliva accumulates in the throat, making it very difficult to take even a spoonful of water. Related symptoms can include shortness of breath and rapid chest movement. While death rattle is a strong indication that someone is near death, it can also be produced by other problems that cause interference with the swallowing reflex, such as the case with brain injuries. It is sometimes misinterpreted as the sound of the person choking to death, or alternatively, that they are gargling. In hospice and palliative care, drugs such as glycopyrronium, hyoscine hydrobromide or atropine may be used for their anticholinergic effects to reduce secretions and minimize this effect.

Definition of death rattle in the English dictionary

The definition of death rattle in the dictionary is a low-pitched gurgling sound sometimes made by a dying person, caused by air passing through an accumulation of mucus in the trachea.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEATH RATTLE

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death knell
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death mask
death metal
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death penalty
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death ray
death roll
death row
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death sentence
death squad
death tax
death threat
death throes
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WORDS THAT END LIKE DEATH RATTLE

air battle
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Highland cattle
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Seattle
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Synonyms and antonyms of death rattle in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «death rattle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEATH RATTLE

Find out the translation of death rattle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of death rattle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «death rattle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

死亡拨浪鼓
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estertor
570 millions of speakers

English

death rattle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मौत खड़खड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حشرجة الموت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предсмертный хрип
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estertor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মৃত্যুর শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

râle d´agonie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kematian gemerincing
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Röcheln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

死亡ガラガラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

죽음 딸랑이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rattle death
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếng thở của người sắp chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மரணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मृत्यू खडखडाट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Can çekişme hırıltısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rantolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

śmierć grzechotka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

передсмертний хрип
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

strigat de moarte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θάνατος κουδουνίστρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

roggel
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

död skallra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dødsralling
5 millions of speakers

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The term «death rattle» is regularly used and occupies the 75.425 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about death rattle

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3 QUOTES WITH «DEATH RATTLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word death rattle.
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Henry George Bohn
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
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Georg Buchner
The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.
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J. Tillman
My last album as J. Tillman, 'Singing Ax,' that was really a premeditated death rattle of the aesthetic precedent I had set. I realized I wasn't creating spontaneously; I was enforcing all these parameters. I was too self-loathing or something, and there was this obvious dissonance between my conversational voice and creative voice.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEATH RATTLE»

Discover the use of death rattle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to death rattle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Death Rattle
" And in its tragic aftermath, Titus finds himself once again an outsider in a world he no longer recognizes. From the Paperback edition.
Terry C. Johnston, 2010
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Death Rattle
Cattle rancher Brad Storm once survived a rattlesnake bite and exacted vengeance on his enemies.
Jory Sherman, 2010
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Trailsman #265, The: Dakota Death Rattle
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Jon Sharpe, 2003
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Death-Rattle Blues
With its layered nuances and pithy philosophies, this collection of poetry is sure to shake up your day and tickle your thinking. Enjoy the ride.
W. S. McCuistian, 2006
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The Handholder's Handbook: A Guide to Caregivers of People ...
... doctor made the referral to the local hospice. It was the hospice nurse who, at 1 :00 A.m., asked to hear the sound of Newton's breathing on the phone. She reassured me that it was not unusual. (His death rattle had lasted for almost two days.) ...
Rosette Teitel, 2001
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Palliative Neurology
Wildiers H, Menten J. Death rattle: prevalence, prevention and treatment. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management2002; 23(4): 310–17. Neuropathic pain Chong MS, Bajwa ZH. Diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic pain. Journal of Pain ...
Ian Maddocks, Bruce Brew, Heather Waddy, 2005
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Aging and Lung Disease: A Clinical Guide
Death Rattle As patients are actively dying, retained respiratory secretions, or “ death rattle” can be a concern to families. Management of this is focused on several fronts: avoidance of artificial hydration, which can exacerbate secretions,  ...
Margaret Pisani, 2011
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The Nets of Modernism: Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James ...
This juxtaposition aligns the rat with the death-rattle of the patriarchal order. in these lines shakespeare himself, the father of english literature, is reduced to “the rattle of the bones,” the hollow echo of exhumed quotations. Meanwhile the rat ...
Maud Ellmann, 2010
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Learning How to Let Go
... to take pain medicine because it makes them sleepy and they dream when they are asleep. □ Pain... because it's hard to concentrate on anything when concentrating on pain. exchange (chest does not rise and fall), death rattle may 24.
Mary Beth Willi, 2003
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Cry of the Phoenix
... JOURNALS and you don't have to keep remembering to order. Call (800) 800- 5565 for details. See order form for ordering information. Brent Moorhead Business Manager CRY OF THE PHOENIX DEATH RATTLE OF FREEDOM "THE PLAN.
Gyeorgos C. Hatonn, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEATH RATTLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term death rattle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Taylor Fritz (US) / Michael Mmoh (US) beat Hubert Hurkacz (Pol …
Is this the death rattle? Marin Cilic in a nasty little corner at 15-30. Not yet it isn't. The Croat blasts his way back to 40-30 and then lures Novak Djokovic into the ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
2
What explains Donald Trump's appeal?
... voters threatened not only by competition from immigrant labor or foreign manufacturers, but by what Zogby calls "the death rattle of an older, ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
3
Dinosaurs are the New Superheroes: 10 Dino Comics to Make …
... of publishers starting with a 1986 short story in Kitchen Sink Press anthology Death Rattle, then followed by a 14-issue Kitchen Sink series. «ComicsAlliance, Jul 15»
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Holiday weekend sees spike in heroin overdoses, saves in Lake …
There can be choking sounds, or a snore-like gurgling noise (sometimes called the "death rattle"), vomiting and loss of consciousness. «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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Comic Connoisseur: A love note to Sex Criminals
... intensity that ignites the start of a romance, followed by the reckless abandon, and shortly after, the death rattle of the honeymoon phase. «The Peak, Jul 15»
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Independent thinking shows that print can still deliver success
Print advertising has a death rattle whenever gurus such as Sir Martin Sorrell stride on to a conference podium; Sorrell (worth a £43m pay ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Battle flag coveted in the South is one of traitors, slaveholders
It is the flag of traitors, and slaveholders, and the standard of the death rattle of American slavery. It is one of many flags of the Ku Klux Klan, and ... «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
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When our children die at our own hands
It is too late now to save Shemar and Johann but let the death rattle emitting from their throats sound a warning that we must act to prevent more ... «Barbados Today, Jul 15»
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The D Word: Is fear the only thing keeping me from divorce?
I didn't expect that, after 12 years together, my marriage would emit a throaty death rattle and start to give up. I'd devoted so much energy to ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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No Devotion Announce Debut Album, Permanence
Check out a trailer for the release below, featuring new track Death Rattle. Let us know what you think in the comments! Permanence was ... «Kerrang!, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Death rattle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/death-rattle>. Feb 2020 ».
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