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Synonyms for rattle

Synonyms for rattle

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

to talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially

Synonyms for rattle

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

a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

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loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail

shake and cause to make a rattling noise

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The death rattle can serve as a predictor of impending death.
DALLAS -- The key point in preventing the death rattle that's so distressing to the family of a dying patient is to avoid the natural inclination to perform suctioning, Dr.
Pera writes, "could turn out to be the death rattle of a continent that no longer understands what principles to believe....
"In reality, this is the death rattle of the voices that were heard when President Bush first took office, because the wall between church and state is still standing.
This, too, is reasonable in cases where new cost structures may be the only way to save a company like Winn-Dixie, a one-time giant whose recent cost-cutting measures may be no more than a death rattle.
the Celts." Don't be fooled by the seemingly worldwide interest in such attractions as Celtic music and dance: This "new-baked Celticism" is "a marketing device" that signifies nothing so much as "the community's death rattle."
Steve said: 'That was her death rattle, a fitting epitaph.'
The death rattle of Hill's Gunter Guillaume chimed in ironic counterpart to a newly unified, enlivened Germany.
Trabants became a common sight on the streets of most communist eastern European countries such as Poland, Hungary and former Czechoslovakia - their two stroke engines sounding suspiciously like a death rattle, while spewing out clouds of oily-black exhaust smoke.
Far from his land, at the end of a long death rattle, Naul Ojeda is gone.
He shoots across his arena, buzzing like the death rattle of a small engine.
"I went into his room, and I could hear the death rattle," Schroeder-Sheker remembers.
This "death rattle" is highly unsettling to visiting family as well as to health care providers.
I wish they could tell them that Mandela's election was the death rattle for sexism as well as racism; that in the South Africa of the 21st century, the oppression of women, like the oppression of Blacks, will vanish like the hopes of White extremists for three more centuries of Mute rule.
All told, The Visit offers ghoulish pleasure of a high order, a very Bolero of a death rattle altogether suitable to this Broadway season.