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I just sit down at the piano and rattle it off.
Charlie Haden

Meaning of "rattle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RATTLE

From Middle Dutch ratelen; related to Middle High German razzen, of imitative origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RATTLE

rattle  [ˈrætəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RATTLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rattle is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb rattle in English.

WHAT DOES RATTLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Rattle

Rattle may mean ▪ Rattle, a type of percussion instrument ▪ Rattle, a part of some percussion instruments ▪ RATTLE magazine, an American poetry journal ▪ Bird-scaring rattle, a Slovene device used to drive birds off vineyards and a folk instrument ▪ Ratchet, a percussion instrument ▪ Death rattle ▪ Rhinanthus, a genus of plants ▪ Rattle, Derbyshire, a hamlet in England ▪ The Rattles, German rock band who recorded an upbeat version of "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" in the 1960s also famous for their 1970 hit "The Witch" ▪ "Rattle", a 2011 electro house song by Dutch duo Bingo Players ▪ RATTLE, a constraint algorithm used in molecular dynamics simulations ▪ Rattle GUI a gui for the statistical programming language R ▪ Football rattle, a ratchet used by football fans to make a supportive or celebratory noise ▪ Toy rattle, a baby toy...

Definition of rattle in the English dictionary

The first definition of rattle in the dictionary is to make or cause to make a rapid succession of short sharp sounds, as of loose pellets colliding when shaken in a container. Other definition of rattle is to shake or cause to shake with such a sound. Rattle is also to send, move, drive, etc, with such a sound.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RATTLE

PRESENT

Present
I rattle
you rattle
he/she/it rattles
we rattle
you rattle
they rattle
Present continuous
I am rattling
you are rattling
he/she/it is rattling
we are rattling
you are rattling
they are rattling
Present perfect
I have rattled
you have rattled
he/she/it has rattled
we have rattled
you have rattled
they have rattled
Present perfect continuous
I have been rattling
you have been rattling
he/she/it has been rattling
we have been rattling
you have been rattling
they have been rattling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I rattled
you rattled
he/she/it rattled
we rattled
you rattled
they rattled
Past continuous
I was rattling
you were rattling
he/she/it was rattling
we were rattling
you were rattling
they were rattling
Past perfect
I had rattled
you had rattled
he/she/it had rattled
we had rattled
you had rattled
they had rattled
Past perfect continuous
I had been rattling
you had been rattling
he/she/it had been rattling
we had been rattling
you had been rattling
they had been rattling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will rattle
you will rattle
he/she/it will rattle
we will rattle
you will rattle
they will rattle
Future continuous
I will be rattling
you will be rattling
he/she/it will be rattling
we will be rattling
you will be rattling
they will be rattling
Future perfect
I will have rattled
you will have rattled
he/she/it will have rattled
we will have rattled
you will have rattled
they will have rattled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been rattling
you will have been rattling
he/she/it will have been rattling
we will have been rattling
you will have been rattling
they will have been rattling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would rattle
you would rattle
he/she/it would rattle
we would rattle
you would rattle
they would rattle
Conditional continuous
I would be rattling
you would be rattling
he/she/it would be rattling
we would be rattling
you would be rattling
they would be rattling
Conditional perfect
I would have rattle
you would have rattle
he/she/it would have rattle
we would have rattle
you would have rattle
they would have rattle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been rattling
you would have been rattling
he/she/it would have been rattling
we would have been rattling
you would have been rattling
they would have been rattling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you rattle
we let´s rattle
you rattle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to rattle
Past participle
rattled
Present Participle
rattling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RATTLE


atlatl
ˈætəˌlætəl
battel
ˈbætəl
battle
ˈbætəl
brattle
ˈbrætəl
cattle
ˈkætəl
chattel
ˈtʃætəl
embattle
ɪmˈbætəl
prattle
ˈprætəl
prebattle
priːˈbætəl
prittle-prattle
ˈprɪtəlˌprætəl
Quetzalcoatl
ˌkɛtsəlkəʊˈætəl
scrattle
ˈskrætəl
Seattle
sɪˈætəl
sprattle
ˈsprætəl
tattle
ˈtætəl
that´ll
ˈðætəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RATTLE

rattily
rattiness
ratting
rattish
rattle one´s dags
rattle someone´s cage
rattlebag
rattlebox
rattlebrain
rattled
rattler
rattlesnake
rattlesnake plantain
rattletrap
rattlier
rattliest
rattling
rattlingly
rattly

WORDS THAT END LIKE RATTLE

air battle
beef cattle
black wattle
death rattle
do battle
domestic cattle
give battle
golden wattle
gun battle
Highland cattle
join battle
line of battle
little
longhorn cattle
losing battle
pitched battle
sea battle
tittle-tattle
trial by battle
wager of battle
wattle

Synonyms and antonyms of rattle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RATTLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rattle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rattle

Translation of «rattle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RATTLE

Find out the translation of rattle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «rattle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

咔吱声
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tamborileo
570 millions of speakers

English

rattle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खड़खड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خُشْخَيْشَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

треск
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chocalhada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খনখন শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

battement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rattle
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klappern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ガラガラいう音
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

덜거덕 소리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rattle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếng lạch cạch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முனகல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खडखडाट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çıngırak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sonaglio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grzechotanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

брязкіт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

răpăit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κροτάλισμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rattle
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skallra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klapring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rattle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RATTLE»

The term «rattle» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.594 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RATTLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rattle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rattle» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rattle

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10 QUOTES WITH «RATTLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rattle.
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Paul Thomas Anderson
You have to be a brat in order to carve out your parameters, and you have to be a monster to anyone who gets in your way. But sometimes it's difficult to know when that's necessary and when you're just being a baby, throwing your rattle from the cage.
2
Henry George Bohn
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
3
Georg Buchner
The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.
4
Michael Crichton
The American media produce a product of very poor quality. Its information is not reliable, it has too much chrome and glitz, its doors rattle, it breaks down almost immediately, and it's sold without warranty. It's flashy, but it's basically junk.
5
Danny DeVito
There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go?
6
Charlie Haden
I just sit down at the piano and rattle it off.
7
Alexander Haig
Then came the hostage crisis during which Carter did nothing to rattle the ayatollahs who hung tough until Ronald Reagan was inaugurated, when they suddenly backed down.
8
William Morris Hunt
It gives a fellow an awful shiver to hear the first shovelful of dirt and gravel rattle down upon the coffin; but after it is covered, it falls gently and makes no sound. The feeling of rest is perfect. There's no more nagging, no more pain!
9
Douglas MacArthur
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
10
Lisa Marie Presley
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RATTLE»

Discover the use of rattle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rattle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Data Mining with Rattle and R: The Art of Excavating Data ...
Throughout this book the reader is introduced to the basic concepts and some of the more popular algorithms of data mining.
Graham Williams, 2011
2
Automotive Buzz, Squeak and Rattle: Mechanisms, Analysis, ...
Minimizing BSR is of paramount importance when designing vehicle components and whole vehicle assemblies. This is the only book dedicated to the subject.
Martin Trapp, Frank Chen, 2012
3
The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking our Way out of Extinction
A process of intuitive thinking, which Neuroscientists refer to as 'insight'. Part history, part social science, part biology, The Watchman's Rattle is sure to provoke, engage and incite change.
Rebecca D Costa, 2012
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Music at Its Best: The Berlin Philharmonic: From Karajan to ...
This is a factual yet also engaging book that includes personal observations of musicians and conductors along with numerous photographs mostly taken by one of the members of this musical ensemble.
Annemarie Kleinert, 2009
5
Why Rattlesnakes Rattle: ...And 250 Other Things You Should Know
This entertaining book gives surprising explanations for the facts, tales and lore associated with day-to-day living and the world around us.
Valeri R. Helterbran, 2012
6
Shake, Rattle and Roll: Yugoslav Rock Music and the Poetics ...
This book offers an analysis of three musical movements that emerged in this crucial period and argues that the driving force behind the music demonstrates a fundamentally constructive disposition towards the progressive ideal of socialist ...
Dr Dalibor Mišina, 2013
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Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll
Introduces the pioneers of rock-and-roll music, highlighting the careers of fourteen artists who created a brand-new sound and changed the course of popular music.
Holly George-Warren, 2004
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The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse
Explains why the human brain has such difficulty dealing with complex global problems and provides a method for surmounting these limitations so that we can end the blights of worldwide recession, global warming, fast-spreading viruses, ...
Rebecca Costa, 2012
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Rattle: poems
The "rattle" of the title becomes at once the rattle of memory and the rattle of death, but also the rattle that animates nature and syncopates the music of our lives as we move through it.
Eloise Bruce, 2004
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Rattle his Bones
As a grey drizzle descends upon the damp errand boys and busy omnibuses of London, Daisy Dalrymple is feeling rather cheerful and excited to be showing her nephew and future stepdaughter the glories of Kensington's Natural History Museum.
Carola Dunn, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RATTLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rattle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why This Michigan Snake Shouldn't Rattle You: WATCH
If the snake is a rattler, it will have a distinct rattle on one end that's between an inch and a half and three inches long, depending on the age of the snake. «Patch.com, Jul 15»
2
Hear David Gilmour's Soaring New Song 'Rattle That Lock'
David Gilmour has premiered his new single "Rattle That Lock," the title track off the Pink Floyd guitarist's upcoming solo LP boasting an uptempo bass groove, ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
3
Berlin Philharmonic selects Petrenko to succeed Rattle
It was not their first attempt to choose a successor to Rattle, who will leave the post in 2018: At a marathon 11-hour meeting in May, the musicians cast several ... «Dallas Morning News, Jun 15»
4
Berlin Philharmonic Selects Kirill Petrenko to Succeed Simon Rattle
It was not the musicians' first attempt to choose a successor to Mr. Rattle, who will leave the post in 2018: At a marathon 11-hour meeting in May, the musicians ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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David Gilmour previews new solo album Rattle That Lock
Entitled Rattle That Lock, the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's On an Island was recorded in collaboration with Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera, Jools Holland, and ... «Consequence of Sound, Jun 15»
6
Earthquakes rattle south-central Kansas
WICHITA — Two earthquakes have hit south-central Kansas, and one could be felt almost 100 miles away. The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake ... «Topeka Capital Journal, May 15»
7
Who can follow Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonic?
The players of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra are a famously proud and strong-willed group. Their current chief conductor and artistic director Simon Rattle ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
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Berlin Philharmonic deadlocked over Simon Rattle's successor
Rattle announced in January 2013 that he will leave the orchestra when his contract expires in 2018. He will return to the UK in 2017 to become the chief ... «The Guardian, May 15»
9
Small earthquakes rattle Oat Mountain north of San Fernando Valley
Small earthquakes rattle Oat Mountain north of San Fernando Valley. By City News Service. Posted: 04/04/15, 8:36 AM PDT | Updated: on 04/04/2015. «LA Daily News, Apr 15»
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Simon Rattle to join London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle is to join the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) as its music director. Sir Simon said it was "a very obvious step - and the idea of ... «BBC News, Mar 15»

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