Death-rattle meaning

A gurgling or rattling sound sometimes made in the throat of a dying person, caused by loss of the cough reflex and passage of the breath through accumulating mucus.
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A sound that sometimes comes from the throat of a dying person, caused by breath passing through mucus.
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A gurgling or rattling sound sometimes made in the throat of a dying person, caused by loss of the cough reflex and passage of the breath through accumulating mucus.
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The raspy or gurgling sound sometimes made by a person as he or she draws in or expels the final breaths in the moments before dying.
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Alternative spelling of death rattle.
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