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Rattle vs. Babble

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Rattlenoun

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

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

Babblenoun

Idle talk; senseless prattle

Rattlenoun

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

Babblenoun

Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.

Rattlenoun

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

Babblenoun

A sound like that of water gently flowing around obstructions.

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Rattlenoun

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

Babbleverb

(intransitive) To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds

‘The men were babbling, so we couldn't make sense of anything.’;

Rattlenoun

(dated) Noisy, rapid talk.

Babbleverb

(intransitive) To talk incoherently; to utter meaningless words.

Rattlenoun

Trivial chatter; gossip.

Babbleverb

(intransitive) To talk too much; to chatter; to prattle.

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Rattlenoun

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

Babbleverb

(intransitive) To make a continuous murmuring noise, like shallow water running over stones.

‘Hounds are said to babble, or to be babbling, when they are too noisy after having found a good scent.’;

Rattlenoun

A scolding; a sharp rebuke.

Babbleverb

(transitive) To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat words or sounds in a childish way without understanding.

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.’;

Babbleverb

(transitive) To reveal; to give away (a secret).

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Rattlenoun

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

Babbleverb

To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as a child babbles.

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.

Babbleverb

To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.

Rattlenoun

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

Babbleverb

To talk much; to chatter; to prate.

Rattlenoun

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

Babbleverb

To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.

‘In every babbling brook he finds a friend.’;

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.’;

Babbleverb

To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.

‘These [words] he used to babble in all companies.’;

Rattleverb

To scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve.

Babbleverb

To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.

Rattleverb

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

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

Babblenoun

Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.

Rattleverb

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

Babblenoun

Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.

‘The babble of our young children.’; ‘The babble of the stream.’;

Rattleverb

To scold; to rail at.

Babblenoun

gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby

Rattleverb

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

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

Babbleverb

utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way;

‘The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention’;

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.’;

Babbleverb

to talk foolishly;

‘The two women babbled and crooned at the baby’;

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.’;

Babbleverb

flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise;

‘babbling brooks’;

Rattleverb

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

Babbleverb

divulge confidential information or secrets;

‘Be careful--his secretary talks’;

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.

Babbleverb

talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way

‘they babbled on about their holiday’;

Rattleverb

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

Babbleverb

utter something rapidly and incoherently

‘I gasped and stared and babbled, “Look at this!”’; ‘I gasped and stared and babbled, 'Look at this!'’;

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.’;

Babbleverb

reveal something secret or confidential by talking carelessly

‘he babbled to another convict while he was in jail’;

Rattleverb

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

Babbleverb

(of a flowing water) make a continuous murmuring sound

‘the shallow river babbled over smooth rocks’;

Rattleverb

To scold; to rail at.

Babblenoun

the sound of people talking simultaneously

‘a confused babble of voices’; ‘the answers were difficult to hear amid the babble of conversation’;

Rattlenoun

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

Babblenoun

foolish, excited, or confused talk

‘her soft voice stopped his babble’;

Rattlenoun

Noisy, rapid talk.

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

Babblenoun

the continuous murmuring sound of flowing water

‘the babble of a brook’;

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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