adjective Date: 1881 likely to rattle ; making a rattle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rattly — [rat′lē, rat′ l ē] adj. that rattles or tends to rattle; noisy …   English World dictionary

  • rattly — rattle ► VERB 1) make or cause to make a rapid succession of short, sharp knocking or clinking sounds. 2) move or travel while making such sounds. 3) (rattle about/around in) be in or occupy (too large a space). 4) informal make nervous, worried …   English terms dictionary

  • rattly — ˈrad.əlē, at(ə)lē, li adjective Etymology: rattle (I) + y : having a tendency to rattle : making a rattling sound a little boy … with his rattly red wagon Florence Butler …   Useful english dictionary

  • rattly — /rat lee/, adj. tending to rattle; making or having a rattling sound. [1880 85; RATTLE1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rattly — adjective That rattles …   Wiktionary

  • rattly — n a female. The word was used by British adolescents in 2001 …   Contemporary slang

  • rattly — tartly …   Anagrams dictionary

  • rattly — rat·tly …   English syllables

  • rattly — rat•tly [[t]ˈræt li[/t]] adj. tending to rattle; making a rattle • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • rattly — /ˈrætli/ (say ratlee) adjective 1. apt to rattle. 2. making or having a rattling sound …   Australian English dictionary

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