Pronunciation: (klat'ur),[key] —v.i. 1. to make a loud, rattling sound, as that produced by hard objects striking rapidly one against the other: The shutters clattered in the wind. 2. to move rapidly with such a sound: The iron-wheeled cart clattered down the street. 3. to talk fast and noisily; chatter: They clattered on and on about their children.
—v.t. to cause to clatter: clattering the pots and pans in the sink.
—n. 1. a rattling noise or series of rattling noises: The stagecoach made a terrible clatter going over the wooden bridge. 2. noisy disturbance; din; racket.
3. noisy talk; din of voices: They had to shout over the clatter at the cocktail party. 4. idle talk; gossip.