Definition of clatter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    clatter

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈklæt̮ər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clatter
     
    he / she / it clatters
     
    past simple clattered
     
    -ing form clattering
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] if hard objects clatter, they knock together and make a loud noise He dropped the knife and it clattered on the stone floor. Her cup clattered in the saucer.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move, making a loud noise like hard objects knocking together The cart clattered over the cobblestones. She heard him clattering around downstairs.
clatter(also clattering)noun[singular]
 
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the clatter of horses' hoofs