n. rattling sound v. produce a rattling sound

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  • brattle — I. noun Etymology: probably imitative Date: circa 1500 chiefly Scottish clatter, scamper II. intransitive verb (brattled; brattling) Date: 1513 chiefly Scottish to make a clattering or rattling sound …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brattle — /brat l/, n., v., brattled, brattling. n. 1. a clattering noise. v.i. 2. to scamper noisily. [1495 1505; imit; see RATTLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brattle — [brat′ l] n., vi. brattled, brattling [echoic] Scot. rattle or clatter …   English World dictionary