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clat·ter / ˈklatər/ • n. [in sing.] a continuous rattling sound as of hard objects falling or striking each other: the horse spun around with a clatter of hooves. ∎  noisy rapid talk. • v. make or cause to make a continuous rattling sound: [intr.] her coffee cup clattered in the saucer | [tr.] she clattered cups and saucers onto a tray. ∎  [intr.] fall or move with such a sound: the knife clattered to the floor.

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Clatter

Clatter

a scattered mass of loose stones; a confusion of voices. See also clutter.

Examples: clatter of grey rock, 1873; of stones; of tongues in empty heads, 1851.

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clatter

clatter XIV. OE. *clatrian, implied in clatrung, corr. to (M)Du. klateren rattle, chatter, frequent. formation (see -ER 4) on imit. base *klat-.

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clatter

clatterattar, batter, bespatter, chatter, clatter, flatter, hatter, Kenyatta, latter, matamata, matter, natter, patter, platter, ratter, regatta, satyr, scatter, shatter, smatter, spatter, splatter, yatter •abstractor, actor, attractor, compactor, contractor, enactor, exactor, extractor, factor, infractor, protractor, redactor, refractor, tractor, transactor •Atlanta, banter, canter, infanta, levanter, manta, ranter, Santa, tam-o'-shanter •adaptor, captor, chapter, raptor •Antofagasta, aster, Astor, canasta, Jocasta, oleaster, pasta, piastre (US piaster), pilaster, poetaster, Rasta, Zoroasterdragster, gagster •Baxter • prankster • hamster •gangsta, gangster •malefactor • benefactor •pitter-patter • subcontractor •chiropractor

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