how to pronounce rattle


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rattle is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of rattle in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… no no more slots rattle okay …”

meanings of rattle


  1. Alternative form of rottol: a former Middle Eastern and North African unit of dry weight usually equal to 1-5 lb (0.5-2.5 kg).
  2. A baby's toy designed to make sound when shaken, usually containing loose grains or pellets in a hollow container.
  3. A device that makes a rattling sound such as put on an animal so its location can be heard.
  4. A scolding; a sharp rebuke.
  5. Any organ of an animal having a structure adapted to produce a rattling sound.
  6. The noise produced in the throat by air passing through mucus which the lungs struggle to clear.
  7. The noise in the throat produced by the air in passing through mucus which the lungs are unable to expel - sometimes occurs as a person nears death; death rattle.
  8. Any plant of the genus Rhinanthus, whose seeds produce a rattling noise in the wind.
  9. Noisy, rapid talk.
  10. A sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another.
  11. Trivial chatter; gossip.
  12. A musical instrument that makes a rattling sound.
  13. A noisy, senseless talker; a jabberer.


  1. To assail, annoy, or stun with a ratting noise.
  2. To create a rattling sound by shaking or striking.
  3. To make a clatter with one's voice; to talk rapidly and idly; often with on or away.
  4. To scold; to rail at.
  5. To scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve.
  6. To make a rattling noise; to make noise by or from shaking.
  7. To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering.

rattle frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rattle occurs in english on average 2.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rattle can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rattle can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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