AskDefine | Define rattling

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rattling adj
1 extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement" [syn: fantastic, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]
2 quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: brisk, lively, merry, snappy, spanking, zippy] n : a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle" [syn: rattle, rale] adv : used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn" [syn: very, really, real]

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English

Adjective

  1. lively, quick (speech, pace)

Verb

rattling
  1. Present participle of to rattle.
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