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noun as in loud noise

verb as in crash; make racket

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Example Sentences

The ensuing clatter would wake him, and he could rescue his inventive ideas before they were lost to the depths of sleep.

Suddenly the clatter of a B‑1 bomber overhead shook the earth on which Azeema was pacing.

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But timing is always unpredictable, and all the clatter around the film could have swallowed up I Am Abraham.

Fielding tossed the surgical knife back on his cart with a loud clatter.

The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.

The invitation was accepted; and Mr. Bellamy's grand carriage drew up immediately with splash and clatter to the door.

She went up in the mornings to Madame Lebrun's room, braving the clatter of the old sewing-machine.

John Tubbs was one day doing his sums, when little Sam Jones pushed against him; and down went the slate with a horrid clatter.

Gilbert made a great clatter with his knife and fork, to conceal the laugh that he could not repress.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clatter, such as: clack, ballyhoo, bluster, clangor, hullabaloo, and pandemonium.

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