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{adj: brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy} quick and energetic
"a brisk walk in the park"
"a lively gait"
"a merry chase"
"traveling at a rattling rate"
"a snappy pace"
"a spanking breeze"

{adj: clattering, clattery} a rattling sound as of hard things striking together
"a clattering typewriter"
"the clattering sound of dishes"

{adj: dry} having no adornment or coloration
"dry facts"
"rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"

{adj: fantastic, grand, howling, marvelous, marvellous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous} extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers
"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"

{adj: flustered, hot and bothered, perturbed, rattled} thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)

{adj: shattering} seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering
"shattering rain striking the windowpanes"
"the shattering tones of the enormous carillon"
"the shattering peal of artillery"

{adv: very, really, real, rattling} used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
"she was very gifted"
"he played very well"
"a really enjoyable evening"
"I'm real sorry about it"
"a rattling good yarn"

{n: American rattlebox, Crotalaria sagitallis} tropical American annual herb having an inflated pod in which the ripe seeds rattle

{n: Indian rattlebox, Crotalaria spectabilis} erect subshrub having purple-tinted flowers and an inflated pod in which the ripe seeds rattle; India

{n: black cohosh, black snakeroot, rattle-top, Cimicifuga racemosa} North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia

{n: clatter} a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)
"the shutters clattered against the house"
"the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"

{n: crotalaria, rattlebox} any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops

{n: indigo broom, horsefly weed, rattle weed, Baptisia tinctoria} much-branched erect herb with bright yellow flowers; distributed from Massachusetts to Florida

{n: rattle, rattling, rale} a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
"the death rattle"

{n: rattlesnake fern, Botrychium virginianum} American fern whose clustered sporangia resemble a snake's rattle

{n: rattlesnake, rattler} pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken

{n: rattle} a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

{n: rattle} loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail

{n: saber rattling, sabre rattling} the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)

{n: snare} strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit

{n: snore} the rattling noise produced when snoring

{v: clatter, clack, brattle} make a rattling sound
"clattering dishes"

{v: rattle down, rattle off, reel off, spiel off, roll off} recite volubly or extravagantly
"He could recite the names of all the chemical elements"

{v: rattle} make short successive sounds

{v: rattle} shake and cause to make a rattling noise

{v: ruckle} make a hoarse, rattling sound

{v: yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap away} talk incessantly and tiresomely


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