verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- claude lorrain,
- claudel, paul
Origin of clatter
Examples from the Web for clattering
Within a navy blue duffel bag were clattering bone-hued beads, amulets, and bracelets.
The sound made by clattering plates restores him to a restaurant where dined with his friend killed in the war.
Lady Hester tried to call his name, but the clattering noise of the storm drowned the weak effort.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
The clattering of hoofs sounded behind me, and a horseman rode up alongside.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
They watched the first few stragglers pass in dead silence; they heard the clattering confusion yet to pass.The Web of the Golden Spider|Frederick Orin Bartlett
A clattering of falling spears sounded beyond, but the weapons were overcast, thanks to the protection of the rocky edge.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
A clattering of vast scales rattled out as some body weighing many tons was dragged over rock flooring.The Red Hell of Jupiter|Paul Ernst
Word Origin for clatter
late Old English clatrung "clattering, noise," verbal noun implying an Old English *clatrian, of imitative origin. Cf. Middle Dutch klateren, East Frisian klatern, dialectal German klattern. The noun is attested from mid-14c.