Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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CLATTER, verb intransitive

1. To make rattling sounds; to make repeated sharp sounds, as by striking sonorous bodies; as, to clatter on a shield.

2. To utter continual or repeated sharp sounds, or rattling sounds, by being struck together; as clattering arms.

3. To talk fast and idly; to run on; to rattle with the tongue.

CLATTER, verb transitive

1. To strike and make a rattling noise.

You clatter still your brazen kettle.

2. To dispute, jar or clamor.


1. A rapid succession of abrupt, sharp sounds, made by the collision of metallic or other sonorous bodies; rattling sounds.

2. Tumultuous and confused noise; a repetition of abrupt, sharp sounds.