Synonyms of rattle in English:

rattle


See definition of rattle

verb

1‘we were awakened by the sound of stones rattling against the window’

SYNONYMS
clatter, bang, clang, clank, clink, clunk

2‘he put his hand in his pocket and rattled his small change’

SYNONYMS
jingle, jangle, clink, tinkle

3‘the bus rattled along the bumpy streets’

SYNONYMS
jolt, bump, bounce, shake, vibrate, jar
British judder
rare jounce

4‘the government were clearly rattled by the campaign’

SYNONYMS
unnerve, disconcert, disturb, fluster, shake, perturb, discompose, discomfit, discountenance, make nervous, put off, throw off balance, ruffle, agitate, put off one's stroke, upset, frighten, scare
informal faze, throw, get to

noun

1‘the rattle of bottles as he stacked the crates’

SYNONYMS
clatter, clattering, clank, clanking, clink, clinking, clanging
jingle, jingling, jangle, jangling

2‘there was a choking rattle in his throat’

SYNONYMS
death rattle
technical rale

Phrases

    rattle someone's cage

    ‘if that corporate caveat really rattled your cage, there's more bad news’


    SYNONYMS

    anger, annoy, antagonize, provoke, vex, irritate, offend

    aggravate, rile, needle, get someone's back up, make someone's hackles rise, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, get up someone's nose, get in someone's hair, get someone's dander up, get under someone's skin

    British

    nark, get on someone's wick

    ANTONYMS

    pacify, placate

    rattle something off

    ‘she rattled off the names of films he had directed’


    SYNONYMS

    reel off, recite, list rapidly, fire off, run through, enumerate

    informal

    spiel off

    rattle on/away

    ‘she found herself rattling on about the meaning of life’


    SYNONYMS

    prattle, babble, chatter, gabble, prate, go on, run on, jabber, jibber-jabber, gibber, blether, blather, blither, ramble, maunder, drivel, twitter

    informal

    gab, yak, yackety-yak, yap, yabber, yatter

    British informal

    witter, rabbit, chunter, waffle

    Scottish, Irish informal

    slabber

    North American informal

    run off at the mouth

    archaic

    twaddle, clack, twattle