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clatter

[ klat-er ]
/ ˈklæt ər /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to cause to clatter: clattering the pots and pans in the sink.
noun
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Origin of clatter

before 1050; Middle English clateren,Old English clatr- (in clatrunge); cognate with Dutch klateren to rattle; see -er6

OTHER WORDS FROM clatter

clat·ter·er, nounclat·ter·ing·ly, adverbclat·ter·y, adjective
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How to use clatter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for clatter

clatter
/ (ˈklætə) /

verb
to make or cause to make a rattling noise, esp as a result of movement
(intr) to chatter
noun
a rattling sound or noise
a noisy commotion, such as one caused by loud chatter

Derived forms of clatter

clatterer, nounclatteringly, adverbclattery, adjective

Word Origin for clatter

Old English clatrung clattering (gerund); related to Dutch klateren to rattle, German klatschen to smack, Norwegian klattra to knock
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