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Definition of "rattling" []

  • Informal Animated; brisk: a rattling conversation about politics. (adjective)
  • Used as an intensive: "the guiltless gust of a rattling good yarn” ( Anthony Burgess). (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rattling" in a sentence
  • "I wish you would continue to give me any fugitive ideas or remarks which may occur to you in the course of your reading; and what you call your rattling way is that of all others which pleases me the most."
  • "It is filled with enough fun facts and brain rattling memories that it makes for a solid cover to cover read that will put you in the right holiday frame of mind."
  • "Slaton White's article in the October issue of F&S on rattling is the textbook example of how to rattle."