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NOUN (1)

1. a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders);
- Example: "the death rattle"
[syn: rattle, rattling, rale]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers;
- Example: "a fantastic trip to the Orient"
- Example: "the film was fantastic!"
- Example: "a howling success"
- Example: "a marvelous collection of rare books"
- Example: "had a rattling conversation about politics"
- Example: "a tremendous achievement"
[syn: fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]

2. quick and energetic;
- Example: "a brisk walk in the park"
- Example: "a lively gait"
- Example: "a merry chase"
- Example: "traveling at a rattling rate"
- Example: "a snappy pace"
- Example: "a spanking breeze"
[syn: alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy]


ADVERB (1)

1. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;
- Example: "she was very gifted"
- Example: "he played very well"
- Example: "a really enjoyable evening"
- Example: "I'm real sorry about it"
- Example: "a rattling good yarn"
[syn: very, really, real, rattling]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rattle \Rat"tle\ (r[a^]t"t'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rattled (-t'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Rattling (-tl[i^]ng).] [Akin to D. ratelen, G. rasseln, AS. hr[ae]tele a rattle, in hr[ae]telwyrt rattlewort; cf. Gr. kradai`nein to swing, wave. Cf. Rail a bird.] 1. To make a quick succession of sharp, inharmonious noises, as by the collision of hard and not very sonorous bodies shaken together; to clatter. [1913 Webster] And the rude hail in rattling tempest forms. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 'T was but the wind, Or the car rattling o'er the stony street. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering; as, we rattled along for a couple of miles. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. To make a clatter with the voice; to talk rapidly and idly; to clatter; -- with on or away; as, she rattled on for an hour. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rattling adv 1: 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" [syn: very, really, real, rattling] adj 1: extraordinarily good or great ; 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" [syn: fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous] 2: 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" [syn: alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy] n 1: a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle" [syn: rattle, rattling, rale]