(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers

- had a rattling conversation about politics

Similar word(s): extraordinary, fantastic, grand, howling, marvellous, marvelous, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous, raging

2. (of speech or movement) lively, quick.

- talking at a rattling rate

Similar word(s): energetic, alert, brisk, lively, merry, snappy, spanking, zippy

Sentences with rattling as an adjective:

- a rattling good lunch


1. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

- a rattling good yarn

Similar word(s): real, really, very


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

- the death rattle

Similar word(s): rale, rattle

Definition categories: event, noise


1. present participle of rattle