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Definition 1: 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 rattling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the death rattle

Synonyms for rattling in the sense of this definition

(rattling 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 rattling ) the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure

Definition 2: used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • she was very gifted
  • he played very well
  • a really enjoyable evening
  • I'm real sorry about it
  • a rattling good yarn

Synonyms for rattling in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: quick and energetic - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a brisk walk in the park
  • a lively gait
  • a merry chase
  • traveling at a rattling rate
  • a snappy pace
  • a spanking breeze

Synonyms for rattling in the sense of this definition

(rattling is similar to ...) possessing or exerting or displaying energy

"an energetic fund raiser for the college" "an energetic group of hikers" "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"

Definition 4: extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a fantastic trip to the Orient
  • the film was fantastic!
  • a howling success
  • a marvelous collection of rare books
  • had a rattling conversation about politics
  • a tremendous achievement

Synonyms for rattling in the sense of this definition

(rattling is similar to ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

"extraordinary authority" "an extraordinary achievement" "her extraordinary beauty" "enjoyed extraordinary popularity" "an extraordinary capacity for work" "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

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