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  1. present participle of clatter


clattering (comparative more clattering, superlative most clattering)

  1. In a state or process of being clattered.
    • 2011 November 21, Michael Cragg, “New music: Foxes - Home”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Do we really need another doe-eyed female singer-songwriter with a penchant for electro-pop? Twenty-two-year-old Louisa Rose Allen, aka Foxes, certainly thinks so. Available as a free download via Neon Gold, her debut single Youth is a monster mix of keening vocals, slow-burn electronics and, by the song's end, big clattering drums.


clattering (plural clatterings)

  1. A noise that clatters.
    • 1844, Fredrika Bremer, The Neighbours: A Story of Every-day Life, page 59:
      Miss Greta closed her eyes. Quickly, however, did she open them again; for a dull noise, with certain whiskings-about and flutterings, together with low clatterings, approached her ear.