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Definitions of rattle:
  • noun:   loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail
  • noun:   a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken
  • noun:   a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    Example: "The death rattle"
  • verb:   make short successive sounds
  • verb:   shake and cause to make a rattling noise

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See rattle used in context: 5 poetry verses, 1 Shakespeare work

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