Also found in: Dictionary, Legal.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • adj

Words related to clattery

a rattling sound as of hard things striking together

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
I was lucky enough to live at Clattery full time for two years in the 1980s, while I pretended to write a book.
The modestly-powered 1,584cc air-cooled V-Twin motor is pleasant enough pootling about at 50mph but it gets clattery and fussed at anything more, while the gearbox has all the finesse of a steam tractor.
It was the loud, clattery, almost frantic noise we all know as the yipping small dogs make when they are hungry, angry, happy, sad, confused or crazy.
Where Johann Sebastian Bach's inventions and toccatas can sound clattery and brittle on the harpsichord, on the piano they play out like strings of pearls, the notes round and luminescent and lovely.
Rheinmetall/Victoria 8 (Rodney Graham) A massive, clattery, '50s Italian projector produces soundless imagery of another vintage machine: a '30s German typewriter on whose keyboard sifts and settles a fine white powder.
Pull out the images that they know-street-corner hockey rinks; sap flowing in the sugar bush; the hard, clear line of the Laurentians; men and clattery combines on the Prairies.
The Ford Mondeo TD, for example, has been criticised as having a noisy and clattery diesel engine, while the engine of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2.
I remember Dickens's London, for example--the clattery wooden street markets, the crowds of shoppers and Dickensian characters everywhere.
when you listen to clattery Horehound tracks like "So Far From Your Weapon" or "Treat Me Like Your Mother".
Vaughan Williams was represented by his Housman song-cycle On Wenlock Edge, its clattery orchestration sometimes blessedly subsiding into hushed tones which the musicians conveyed with the utmost sensitivity.
The HDi 115bhp engine at times, appeared gruff and clattery but in fact this was usually when under pressure and wasn't an issue for most of the time in cruise mode.
Under the bonnet, the clattery soon-to-be phased out TDI pumpeduse engines were also joined by smoother, quieter and more powerful common-rail units, while the range of petrol engines were also upgraded.
The diesel, which gives a top speed of 143mph, can sound clattery under pressure but no more than rival oil-burners in this class.
The diesel engine, while a bit clattery at start up, is a superb unit when up to speed in a car that feels positive to drive, has plenty of power and feels near enough bombproof.
The diesel engine, while a bit clattery at start-up, is a superb unit when up to speed in a car that feels positive to drive, has plenty of power and feels near enough bombproof.