English-Finnish translations for rattle

Definition of rattle

  • a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another
  • A baby’s toy designed to make sound when shaken, usually containing loose grains or pellets in a hollow container
  • A device that makes a rattling sound such as put on an animal so its location can be heard
  • Noisy, rapid talk
  • Trivial chatter; gossip
  • A noisy, senseless talker; a jabberer
  • A scolding; a sharp rebuke
  • Any organ of an animal having a structure adapted to produce a rattling sound
  • The noise produced in the throat by air passing through mucus which the lungs struggle to clear
  • Any plant of the genus ''Rhinanthus'', whose seeds produce a rattling noise in the wind
  • To create a rattling sound by shaking or striking
  • To scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve
  • To make a rattling noise; to make noise by or from shaking
  • To assail, annoy, or stun with a ratting noise
  • To scold; to rail at
  • To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering
  • To make a clatter with one's voice; to talk rapidly and idly; often with ''on'or ''away''
  • : a former Middle Eastern and North African unit of dry weight usually equal to 1–5 lb (0.5–2.5 kg


  • I wish they would fix the rattle under my dashboard
  • The rattle of the rattlesnake is composed of the hardened terminal scales, loosened in succession, but not cast off, and modified in form so as to make a series of loose, hollow joints
  • to rattle a chain
  • Rattle the can of cat treats if you need to find Fluffy
  • I wish the dashboard in my car would quit rattling
  • We rattled along for a couple of miles
  • She rattled on for an hour

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