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Synonyms for clatter

to make or cause to make a succession of short, sharp sounds

Synonyms for clatter

a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)

Related Words

make a rattling sound

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An orderly of the native cavalry regiment clattered through the mob of soldiers.
He and his three men were present at the execution, and set off as soon as life was extinct in the victim; but, to use the words of one of their comrades, "they did not let the grass grow under the heels of their horses, as they clattered out of the Pierced-nose country," and were glad to find themselves in safety at the post.
There was an incessant slapping and chatter at the bows now, varied by a solid thud and a little spout of spray that clattered down on the fo'c'sle.
He placed it above the mantelpiece, it clattered on the ledge as his poor hands dropped it, and he staggered towards the bottom of the table, falling into Mildred's chair.
The hoofs clattered again; and the voices, talking so strangely in the empty air, passed on through the forest, where no church had ever been gathered or solitary Christian prayed.
It was a double door, very tall, and there must have been a lot of things loose about its fittings, bolts, latches, and all those brass applications with broken screws, because it rattled, it clattered, it jingled; and produced also the sound as of thunder rolling in the big, empty hall.
I beg that you will not touch me with your filthy hands," remarked our prisoner as the handcuffs clattered upon his wrists.
He struck out with his hand, and a revolver which the younger man was in the act of cocking clattered down upon the floor.
The knives and forks clattered on, and presently I burst out crying because they had not heard me, and I knew that I could never make them hear.
The instruments suspended under the awning clattered together as though they would be dashed to pieces; the pipes of the spiral bent to and fro, threatening to break at every instant; and the water-tanks jostled and jarred with tremendous din.
Stroeve, glad to make himself useful, clattered down the stairs.
The maid ran upstairs and in a moment clattered down again.
Then, when he had finished, he clattered the steel and cleaver still more loudly, shouting lustily, "Now, who'll buy?
As it opened there came a tumultuous rush into the hall, rapid feet clattered up the stair, and an instant later a wild-eyed and frantic young man, pale, disheveled, and palpitating, burst into the room.
The motor-cars that went by northward and southward grew more and more powerful and efficient, whizzed faster and smelt worse, there appeared great clangorous petrol trolleys delivering coal and parcels in the place of vanishing horse-vans, motor-omnibuses ousted the horse-omnibuses, even the Kentish strawberries going Londonward in the night took to machinery and clattered instead of creaking, and became affected in flavour by progress and petrol.