Clatter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈklætər|  American pronunciation of the word clatter
Brit.  |ˈklatə|  British pronunciation of the word clatter


- a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)


- make a rattling sound(syn: brattle, clack)


The shutters clattered against the house.

He heard dishes clattering in the kitchen.

The box dropped and dozens of marbles clattered across the floor.

The wagon clattered down the road.

...the clatter of a crowded cafeteria...

Ask the children to stop clattering about, Father's asleep.

Don't clatter those dishes about, you'll break them.

His heavy boots clatter upon the round pebbles.

The tray slipped and clattered to the floor.

children clattering up and down the stairs

the shutters clattered against the house

the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones

Clatter, clatter, went the horses' hoofs.

There was a lumping noise and a great clatter.

The pans made a metallic clatter as they crashed to the floor.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: clatter
he/she/it: clatters
present participle: clattering
past tense: clattered
past participle: clattered
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