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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rat·tle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rattled p. pr. & vb. n. Rattling ]
 1. 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.   --Addison.
 'T was but the wind,
 Or the car rattling o'er the stony street.   --Byron.
 2. To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering; as, we rattled along for a couple of miles. [Colloq.]
 3. 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. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; "a
             fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was
             fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous
             collection of rare books"; "had a rattling
             conversation about politics"; "a tremendous
             achievement" [syn: fantastic, howling(a), marvelous,
              marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous,
              wonderful, wondrous]
      2: quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively
         gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a
         snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: brisk, lively,
          merry, snappy, spanking, zippy]
      n : a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with
          a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders);
          "the death rattle" [syn: rattle, rale]
      adv : used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally
            for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very
            gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable
            evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good
            yarn" [syn: very, really, real]