Synonyms of rattle in English:


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See Spanish definition of ruido


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

clatter, bang, clang, clank, clink, clunk

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

jingle, jangle, clink, tinkle

3‘the bus rattled along the bumpy streets’

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

4‘the government were clearly rattled by the campaign’

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


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

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

2‘there was a choking rattle in his throat’

death rattle
technical rale


    rattle someone's cage

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

    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 in someone's hair, get someone's dander up, get under someone's skin
    British nark, get on someone's wick, get up someone's nose

    pacify, placate

    rattle something off

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

    reel off, recite, list rapidly, fire off, run through, enumerate
    informal spiel off
    rattle on

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

    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