- to make, or move with, a rapid succession of loud, sharp noises; rattle
- to chatter noisily
Origin of clatterMiddle English clateren from Old English an unverified form clatrian (akin to Middle Dutch klateren) from Indo-European base an unverified form gal-, to call, cry out
- a rapid succession of loud, sharp noises
- a tumult; hubbub
- noisy chatter
Origin of clatterME clater < the v.