AskDefine | Define clatter

Dictionary Definition

clatter n : a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement); "the shutters clattered against the house"; "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones" v : make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes" [syn: clack, brattle]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A rattling noise.
  2. A loud disturbance.
  3. Noisy talk or chatter.



A rattling noise
A loud disturbance
Noisy talk or chatter


  1. To cause to make a rattling sound.
  2. To make a rattling noise
  3. To chatter noisily or rapidly.


To cause to make a rattling sound
To make a rattling noise
To chatter noisily or rapidly

Extensive Definition

Clatter is a small village in Powys, Mid Wales located on the main A470 road between Carno & Caersws.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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