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The footfall in the hall this time was decided and not clattery.

He preferred showy, clattery things which exhibited her skill and muscular ability and left him wondering how she did it.

She was so gay and responsive that one did not mind her heavy, running step, or her clattery way with pans.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English clatrung "clattering, noise," verbal noun implying an Old English *clatrian, of imitative origin. Cf. Middle Dutch klateren, East Frisian klatern, dialectal German klattern. The noun is attested from mid-14c.

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