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Language: Old English
Origin: clatrian

clatter

verb
     
clat‧ter
1 [intransitive] if heavy hard objects clatter, or if you clatter them, they make a loud unpleasant noise:
The tray slipped and clattered to the floor.
2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to move quickly and noisily:
children clattering up and down the stairs
clatter noun [singular, uncountable]
the clatter of dishes

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