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See also: Blatter, blätter, and Blätter


Etymology 1[edit]

Latin blaterāre


blatter (countable and uncountable, plural blatters)

  1. Blather; foolish talk.
  2. A sound of rapid motion.


blatter (third-person singular simple present blatters, present participle blattering, simple past and past participle blattered)

  1. (intransitive) To blather.
  2. (intransitive) To hurry or rush noisily.

Etymology 2[edit]


blatter (uncountable)

  1. A hard battering of rain.
    • 1901, Good Words (volume 42, page 7)
      Between the roar of the thunder and the blatter of the rain there were intervals of an astounding still, of an ominous suspense []
    • 1984, Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish:
      Rain type 17 was a dirty blatter battering against his windscreen so hard that it didn't make much odds whether he had his wipers on or off.