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    rattling

    rattling - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rattling

    Definition
    (noun) a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    Synonyms : rale , rattle
    Example Sentence
    • the death rattle
    Definition
    (adj) extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers
    Example Sentence
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement
    Definition
    (adj) quick and energetic
    Synonyms : alert , brisk , lively , merry , snappy , spanking , zippy
    Example Sentence
    • a brisk walk in the park
    • a lively gait
    • a merry chase
    • traveling at a rattling rate
    • a snappy pace
    • a spanking breeze
    Definition
    (adv) used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
    Synonyms : real , really , very
    Example Sentence
    • she was very gifted
    • he played very well
    • a really enjoyable evening
    • I'm real sorry about it
    • a rattling good yarn
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