Definition of RATTLES

noun : RATTLES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

    ) a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken ;

  • 3. (

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

verb : RATTLES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) make short successive sounds ;

  • 2. (

    ) shake and cause to make a rattling noise ;


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