To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds.
- To make a rattling sound.
- To move with a rattling sound: clattering along on roller skates.
- To talk rapidly and noisily; chatter.
- To cause to make a rattling sound.
- A rattling sound: the clatter of dishes in the kitchen.
- A loud disturbance; a racket: the clatter of the subway train.
- Noisy talk; chatter.