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Ramble vs. Rattle

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Ramblenoun

A leisurely stroll; a recreational walk in the countryside.

Rattlenoun

(onomatopoeia) a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another.

‘I wish they would fix the rattle under my dashboard.’;

Ramblenoun

A rambling; an instance of someone talking at length without direction.

Rattlenoun

A baby’s toy designed to make sound when shaken, usually containing loose grains or pellets in a hollow container.

Ramblenoun

(mining) A bed of shale over the seam of coal.

Rattlenoun

A device that makes a rattling sound such as put on an animal so its location can be heard.

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Ramblenoun

A section of woodland suitable for leisurely walking.

Rattlenoun

(musical instruments) A musical instrument that makes a rattling sound.

Rambleverb

To move about aimlessly, or on a winding course

Rattlenoun

(dated) Noisy, rapid talk.

Rambleverb

To walk for pleasure; to amble or saunter.

Rattlenoun

Trivial chatter; gossip.

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Rambleverb

To talk or write incessantly, unclearly, or incoherently, with many digressions.

‘Francine has a tendency to ramble when it gets to be late in the evening.’;

Rattlenoun

(dated) A noisy, senseless talker; a jabberer.

Rambleverb

To walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any determinate object in view; to roam carelessly or irregularly; to rove; to wander; as, to ramble about the city; to ramble over the world.

‘He that is at liberty to ramble in perfect darkness, what is his liberty better than if driven up and down as a bubble by the wind?’;

Rattlenoun

A scolding; a sharp rebuke.

Rambleverb

To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.

Rattlenoun

(zoology) Any organ of an animal having a structure adapted to produce a rattling sound.

‘The rattle of the rattlesnake is composed of the hardened terminal scales, loosened in succession, but not cast off, and modified in form so as to make a series of loose, hollow joints.’;

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Rambleverb

To extend or grow at random.

Rattlenoun

The noise produced in the throat by air passing through mucus which the lungs struggle to clear.

Ramblenoun

A going or moving from place to place without any determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll merely for recreation.

‘Coming home, after a short Christmas ramble.’;

Rattlenoun

The noise in the throat produced by the air in passing through mucus which the lungs are unable to expel - sometimes occurs as a person nears death; death rattle.

Ramblenoun

A bed of shale over the seam.

Rattlenoun

Any plant of the genus Rhinanthus, whose seeds produce a rattling noise in the wind.

Ramblenoun

A section of woods suitable for leisurely walking.

Rattlenoun

: a former Middle Eastern and North African unit of dry weight usually equal to 1–5 lb (0.5–2.5 kg).

Ramblenoun

a type of dance; as, the Muskrat ramble.

Rattleverb

To create a rattling sound by shaking or striking.

‘to rattle a chain’; ‘Rattle the can of cat treats if you need to find Fluffy.’;

Ramblenoun

a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)

Rattleverb

To scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve.

Rambleverb

continue talking or writing in a desultory manner;

‘This novel rambles on and jogs’;

Rattleverb

(intransitive) To make a rattling noise; to make noise by or from shaking.

‘I wish the dashboard in my car would quit rattling.’;

Rambleverb

move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;

‘The gypsies roamed the woods’; ‘roving vagabonds’; ‘the wandering Jew’; ‘The cattle roam across the prairie’; ‘the laborers drift from one town to the next’; ‘They rolled from town to town’;

Rattleverb

To assail, annoy, or stun with a ratting noise.

Rattleverb

To scold; to rail at.

Rattleverb

To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering.

‘We rattled along for a couple of miles.’;

Rattleverb

To make a clatter with one's voice; to talk rapidly and idly; often with on or away.

‘She rattled on for an hour.’;

Rattleverb

To make a quick succession of sharp, inharmonious noises, as by the collision of hard and not very sonorous bodies shaken together; to clatter.

‘And the rude hail in rattling tempest forms.’; ‘'T was but the wind,Or the car rattling o'er the stony street.’;

Rattleverb

To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering; as, we rattled along for a couple of miles.

Rattleverb

To make a clatter with the voice; to talk rapidly and idly; to clatter; - with on or away; as, she rattled on for an hour.

Rattleverb

To cause to make a rattling or clattering sound; as, to rattle a chain.

Rattleverb

To assail, annoy, or stun with a rattling noise.

‘Sound but another [drum], and another shallAs loud as thine rattle the welkin's ear.’;

Rattleverb

Hence, to disconcert; to confuse; as, to rattle one's judgment; to rattle a player in a game.

Rattleverb

To scold; to rail at.

Rattlenoun

A rapid succession of sharp, clattering sounds; as, the rattle of a drum.

Rattlenoun

Noisy, rapid talk.

‘All this ado about the golden age is but an empty rattle and frivolous conceit.’;

Rattlenoun

An instrument with which a rattling sound is made; especially, a child's toy that rattles when shaken.

‘The rattles of Isis and the cymbals of Brasilea nearly enough resemble each other.’; ‘Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.’;

Rattlenoun

A noisy, senseless talker; a jabberer.

‘It may seem strange that a man who wrote with so much perspicuity, vivacity, and grace, should have been, whenever he took a part in conversation, an empty, noisy, blundering rattle.’;

Rattlenoun

A scolding; a sharp rebuke.

Rattlenoun

Any organ of an animal having a structure adapted to produce a rattling sound.

Rattlenoun

The noise in the throat produced by the air in passing through mucus which the lungs are unable to expel; - chiefly observable at the approach of death, when it is called the death rattle. See Râle.

Rattlenoun

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

‘the death rattle’;

Rattlenoun

a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

Rattlenoun

loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail

Rattleverb

make short successive sounds

Rattleverb

shake and cause to make a rattling noise

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