The couple, rattled, laughed anxiously, trying to steer the conversation back to dollars and cents.
He rattled off names of players like al-Khatib who have donated money to supporting refugees or carried the revolution's flag.
Then he rattled off an impressive end to the season, trouncing Nadal and Djokovic.
She rattled off countless fundraisers in the past to help individual residents struck by misfortune.
The talk-show host has rattled religious conservatives, the state-owned media and now the army, too.
Ewan came in, and rattled on about old Christian, the Quaker.
The other man was driving and they rattled off down the street.
The room was presently a seething furnace that rattled in the cage of the walls and windows.
Each gust, as it bore down, rattled the panes, and swelled off like the others.
The wheels pounded and rattled; the whips snapped and cracked.
c.1300 (intransitive), "To make a quick sharp noise with frequent repetitions and collisions of bodies not very sonorous: when bodies are sonorous, it is called jingling" [Johnson]. Perhaps in Old English but not recorded; if not, from Middle Dutch ratelen, probably of imitative origin (cf. German rasseln "to rattle," Greek kradao "I rattle"). Sense of "utter smartly and rapidly" is late 14c. Meaning "to go along loosely and noisily" is from 1550s. Transitive sense is late 14c.; figurative sense of "fluster" is first recorded 1869. Related: Rattled; rattling.
c.1500, "rapid succession of short, sharp sounds," from rattle (v.). As a child's toy, recorded from 1510s. As a sound made in the throat (especially of one near death) from 1752.
Confused and upset: rattled by the news