rattle

rattle
I. n.
1.
Loud talk, empty talk, clamorous chiding.
2.
Jabberer, prater.
II. v. n.
1.
Clatter.
2.
Jabber, talk noisily, chatter, prate, prattle, babble.
III. v. a.
1.
Stun, deafen, drive (with noise).
2.
Scold, chide, rail at.

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