Synonyms of rattle in English:

rattle


See definition of rattle

verb

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

SYNONYMS

clatter, bang, clang, clank, clink, clunk

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

SYNONYMS

jingle, jangle, clink, tinkle

3‘the bus rattled along the bumpy streets’

SYNONYMS

jolt, bump, bounce, shake, vibrate, jar

British judder

rare jounce

4‘the government were clearly rattled by the campaign’

SYNONYMS

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


noun

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

SYNONYMS

clatter, clattering, clank, clanking, clink, clinking, clanging

jingle, jingling, jangle, jangling

2‘there was a choking rattle in his throat’

SYNONYMS

death rattle

technical rale


Phrases

    rattle someone's cage

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

      SYNONYMS

      anger, annoy, antagonize, provoke, vex, irritate, offend

      informal

      aggravate, rile, needle, get someone's back up, make someone's hackles rise, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, get up someone's nose, get in someone's hair, get someone's dander up, get under someone's skin

      British informal

      nark, get on someone's wick

      ANTONYMS

      pacify, placate

    rattle something off

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

      SYNONYMS

      reel off, recite, list rapidly, fire off, run through, enumerate

      informal

      spiel off

    rattle on/away

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

      SYNONYMS

      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