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Definition 1: loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail - [noun denoting animal]

(rattle is a kind of ...) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

(... is part of rattle) pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken

Definition 2: a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken - [noun denoting artifact]

(rattle is a kind of ...) an artifact designed to be played with

Definition 3: a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where rattle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the death rattle

Synonyms for rattle in the sense of this definition

(rattle is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

(... is a kind of rattle ) the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure

Definition 4: shake and cause to make a rattling noise - [verb of motion]

(rattle is a kind of ...) move or cause to move back and forth

"The chemist shook the flask vigorously" "My hands were shaking"

Definition 5: make short successive sounds - [verb of perception]

(rattle is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

(... is a kind of rattle ) make a hoarse, rattling sound

(... is a kind of rattle ) make a crackling sound

"My Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl"

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