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rattling (noise)

Definition:

a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

Class:

event noun (natural events)

Related to:

rattle

Plural:

rattlings

Type of:

noise » sound » happening » event

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

rale | râle [French] | rattle

Etymology:

from Middle Dutch ratelen; related to Middle High German razzen, of imitative...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of rattling...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

râle | rale

Same as "rale" | [medicine] an abnormal coarse crackling sound heard on auscultation of the chest, usually caused by the accumulation of fluid in the ... (24 of 210 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/râle

New World Dictionary:

râle [medicine]

an abnormal sound, as rattling or bubbling, accompanying the normal sound of breathing, and usually indicating a diseased condition of the lungs or ... (23 of 37 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/r-ale

Wiktionary:

râle [French] | râles [plural] | groan [synonym, sense-specific] | rale [synonym, sense-specific]

groan | [medicine] rale | rail (bird) (5 of 9 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/râle

Wikipedia:

Rale [disambiguation]

may refer to: Rales, lung sounds | an instrument, see List of Caribbean membranophones (13 of 63 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rale

Oxford Dictionary:

rale | rales

(usually "rales") [medicine] | an abnormal rattling sound heard when examining unhealthy lungs with a stethoscope (15 of 47 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rale

Merriam-Webster:

rale

an abnormal sound heard accompanying the normal respiratory sounds on auscultation of the chest (14 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rale

American Heritage Dictionary:

rale

An abnormal respiratory sound characterized by fine crackles. (8 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rale

Random House Dictionary:

rale [pathology]

an abnormal crackling or rattling sound heard upon auscultation of the chest, caused by disease or congestion of the lungs. (20 of 27 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rale

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rattling [outdated] | a rattling good story/read

"a rattling good story/read": an exciting or enjoyable story (9 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rattling

Britannica Encyclopedia:

rattle [musical instrument]

percussion instrument consisting of resonant objects strung together and set in a sliding frame or enclosed in a container such that when it's shaken ... (24 of 290 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/492118​/rattle

Cambridge Dictionary:

rattle [entry 1]

[singular] a sound similar to a series of quickly repeated knocks | a toy which makes a noise like a series of knocks | a wooden device that when ... (27 of 75 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rattle 1

rattle [entry 2]

to worry someone or make someone nervous (7 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rattle 2

rattle [entry 3]

to (cause to) make a noise like a series of knocks (11 of 54 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rattle 3

Columbia Encyclopedia:

noise

any signal that does not convey useful information. Electrical noise consists of electrical currents or voltages that interfere with the operation of ... (22 of 212 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0835809​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

rale | rales [plural] | râle: râles [plural] | râles [plural] | râle

an intermittent crackling or bubbling sound produced by fluid in the air passages and air sacs of the lungs and heard through a stethoscope (24 of 59 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861698065​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

rattling | rattle

First use: 14th century | 18th century

Origin: from Middle Dutch ratelen; related to Middle High German razzen, of imitative origin | back formation from rattling, variant of ratline

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rattling

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

rattling | rattle

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rattling"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rattling

Macmillan American Dictionary:

rattling [outdated]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rattling"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/rattling

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rattling [outdated]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rattling"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rattling

the Free Dictionary:

rattling

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rattling"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rattling"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "rattling" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

rattling

Audio: English pronunciation of "rattling"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

rattling

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rattling"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=rattle​02 word=rattling

rattling

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rattling"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=rattli​01 word=rattling

YourDictionary Audio:

rattling

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rattling" by speech synthesizer

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