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rattling

[ rat-ling ]
/ ˈræt lɪŋ /
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adjective
that rattles: a rattling door.
remarkably good, lively, or fast: a rattling talk; a rattling gallop.
adverb
very: a rattling good time.
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Origin of rattling

1350–1400; Middle English ratelinge;see rattle1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM rattling

rat·tling·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for rattling

rattling
/ (ˈrætlɪŋ) /

adverb
informal (intensifier qualifying something good, fine, pleasant, etc)a rattling good lunch
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