rattlesome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rattle +‎ -some.

Adjective[edit]

rattlesome (comparative more rattlesome, superlative most rattlesome)

  1. Characterised or marked by rattling
    • 2014, Ron Hoff, I Can See You Naked:
      You know the ones. A finger drawn menacingly across the throat, probably severing the vocal chords. This is unsettling, for the presenter. Forefinger twirling impatiently in the air, indicating “Hurry up, you're running long.” Again, that's rattlesome.
    • 2015, Bertrand Harris Bronson, The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads, Volume 4:
      Oh, two little devils with rattlesome chains, / She up with the poker, she knocked out their brains.

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