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Synonyms for rattling

a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)


quick and energetic

used as intensifiers

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Before it had occurred to one of us to make a movement the fly was already rattling toward the station.
Chains were rattling, fierce and stern voices uttered threats, and the scourge resounded at their command.
A noise like the rattling of chain links, a small grind and click exploded in the stillness of the hall and a eciov began to swear in Italian.
This rattling noise, night and day, may be heard along the whole course of the torrent.
But, on the other hand, when listening to the rattling noise of these torrents, and calling to mind that whole races of animals have passed away from the face of the earth, and that during this whole period, night and day, these stones have gone rattling onwards in their course, I have thought to myself, can any mountains, any continent, withstand such waste?
And still from all the cross streets they were hurrying and rattling toward the converging point at full speed, and hurling thcmselves into the struggling mass, locking wheels and adding their drivers' imprecations to the clamour.
I came forward cautiously, and giving ear as I came, heard some one rattling with dishes, and a little dry, eager cough that came in fits; but there was no sound of speech, and not a dog barked.
Inside the cab the spell of silence, in which the two women had endured shoulder to shoulder the jolting, rattling, and jingling of the journey, had been broken by Stevie's outbreak.
They felt a peculiar bump; a vision of brick pillars lingered before the rattling windows of the cab; a sudden cessation of atrocious jolting and uproarious jingling dazed the two women.
Yesterday, and for many days and nights previously, we were fighting somewhere; always there was cannonading, with occasional keen rattlings of musketry, mingled with cheers, our own or the enemy's, we seldom knew, attesting some temporary advantage.
The solution creates a comprehensive, efficient and semi-automated approach to determine relative component displacements in the time domain that can lead to undesired squeaking and rattling in products.
So if it's just during light or moderate braking, your mechanic can try installing a hardware kit that's designed for rattling brakes.
Rattling is quite possibly my favorite tactic for drawing in a big, old slob.
Rattling corks have grown in popularity the last 5 or 10 years.
While other hunters have become more passive and sneaky, Ramos has escalated his aggression--and his success--primarily by adding rattling to his calling arsenal.