Translation of rattle in Spanish:


ruido, n.

Pronunciation /ˈrædl//ˈrat(ə)l/


  • 1

    ruido masculine
    (of train, carriage) traqueteo masculine
    there's a rattle somewhere in this car algo está vibrando en el coche
    • the rattle of hailstones el golpeteo / tamborileo del granizo
    • death rattle estertor de la muerte
    • Spasms of alto sax meet the outer edge of the record, accompanied by the jingle of a music box and the rattle of metal shards dropping to the floor.
    • Immediately there was an explosion, then the loud rattle of wheels on wood, and a cheer.
    • Then in the distance I heard the rattle of a harness.
    • A rattle of a chain in the distance caught Tonya's attention.
    • A distinct rattle of chains caught my attention, emitted from the shadows.
    • There was a rattle of wheels in the distance.
    • The sound of the sea hitting the ship made it difficult to sleep and the rattle of tin dishes sounded over the groans of passengers being sick.
    • Most of us neglect minor rattles because they don't directly affect the running of the car.
    • There is an occasional cough, the shuffle of a footstep, the jingle of some coins, and the rattle of newspapers.
    • From the brittle rattle of applause that staggered around the room, it was obvious that not too many of the audience were from the North Island.
    • There's the rattle and clang of the air lock opening and closing, and it seems she has worn her lead-weighted diving boots home.
    • Somewhere around Parliament House, the rattle turned to a clunk.
    • In the distance there is the rapid rattle of a Kalashnikov.
    • The air seemed to beat against my ear drums, vibrating with the piercing rattle of insects… cicada's, grasshoppers and huge black beetles.
    • As they walked the halls, a rattle of gunfire intruded from across the filtration ponds.
    • There was more of a rattle in it this morning, and less of a hum, if that makes any sense.
    • They have a variety of calls usually described as whistles, rattles, trills, squeaks or screams.
    • The new cabs are 75 percent stiffer in construction to ward off squeaks and rattles.
    • First the stupid heater developed a rattle at about 4am and woke me up.
    • But when no further sounds or rattles came up through the hull, I realized that we had landed.
  • 2

    • 2.1(for baby)

      sonajero masculine
      sonaja feminine Mexico
      cascabel masculine Chile

    • 2.2also football rattleBritish

      carraca feminine
      matraca feminine

    • 2.3(on rattlesnake)

      cascabel masculine
      anillos córneos masculine technical
      • Rattlesnakes shake their tail rattles as aposematic warnings.
      • The forked tongue darted from his lips, and the tip of his tail began the familiar sound of a rattle.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (make noise) hacer ruido
    (vibrate) vibrar
    I heard a key rattle in the lock oí el ruido de una llave en la cerradura
    • the chain rattled in the wind el viento hacía sonar la cadena
    • something in this car rattles hay algo en el coche que está haciendo ruido / vibrando
    • your door's rattling tu puerta vibra
    • the hail rattled on the plastic el granizo golpeteaba en / repiqueteaba sobre el plástico
    • he started rattling at the door empezó a sacudir la puerta
    • Gavin Peers had Rovers' best chance when he rattled the crossbar from a corner.
    • But this one made his jaw clench tight and his teeth rattle a bit.
    • An explosion blasted from the direction of the lobby, rattling the shelves and shaking the floor under them.
    • To sit in it on a windy day was an experience in itself as you listened to the wind whistling through and rattling the galvanised roof.
    • As the sound increases in volume, it rattles glass bottles that line the interiors of the hollow metal walls.
    • A low rumble of thunder rattles the window, shakes a vase on the end table.
    • The Flea rattles its ghostly chains in glee at a visitor from San Marino.
    • Every now and then they hit a hard lump of water which shook Angus and rattled his teeth.
    • The tin is being rattled hard again this week for more corporate support.
    • An earthquake rattled the area knocking the teen hero to the ground.
    • With thirteen minutes to go Murray let fly from twenty yards and rattled the crossbar.
    • I hope it's not something that would break if you rattled it too hard.
    • Hanmari gave a roar of outrage and then proceeded to pound on the door down, or at least knock hard enough to rattle the hinges.
    • We should stop and think about why he noisily rattled a big tin cup midway through the week.
    • A sharp series of knocks rattled the door in its frame.
    • Thunder rattled the windows and lightning gave an eerie and unworldly light to halls.
    • She turned the handle again, pulling at it harder, rattling the door in its frame but not opening it.
    • We're even looking at video right now at how that earthquake rattled the same region then.
    • He produced a small, but bulging, orange change purse and shook it, rattling the coins inside.
  • 2

    the carriage rattled over the cobblestones el carruaje traqueteaba por el empedrado
    • there's something rattling around in the back hay algo suelto allí atrás
    • ‘The old line runs right past my back door and I would not like trains rattling past every hour,’ he said.
    • A car comes rattling down the street, thick smoke pouring out the back, every door a different colour of blistered paint.
    • You see, those wide-open spaces streaking past when you're rattling about on the train are ramshackle urban Edens.
    • Drags of empty coal cars rattle past on their westward run.
    • The carriage rattled along the narrow, winding streets to Montemarte, where the Basilica of the Sacre Couer lay.
    • Attack helicopters rattling low over the desert were especially terrifying, criss-crossing over the city and firing rockets into the centre.
    • Soon, dozens of guests began pouring in, their carriages rattling past the front door and around to the back.
    • Sure enough, a large grey lorry was rattling down the cobble road.
    • As my bus slowly rattled and groaned its way out of La Paz for the long journey south, I shuddered at what I'd let myself in for.
    • And as the carriage rattled off into the city, I looked down at the gloves on my hand.
    • Streetlamps cast a cold, pale glow on the pavement; an occasional trolley rattles by below.
    • A few aid agencies, charter airlines and the national carrier rattled around the dimly lit concourse.
    • I had to wait until Hernandez and I were in the van rattling back to the hotel.
    • When he heard the truck rattling down the driveway, he let the stallion out, and waited.
    • Grit braced himself as the carriage rattled along the old road, heading towards the town.
    • I looked across my neighbourhood, women in saris in their front gardens, kids on bikes, trains rattling past in the distance.
    • The vehicle rattled over a bridge, and Brian caught a glimpse of dark trees hunched protectively over black water.
    • There were no windows inside the carriage, so Primrose's leader had to sit in silence as the carriage rattled towards Graveyard.
    • I don't want to see empty cars rattling by the Strib building.
    • The cart rattled, and she had been jostled unmercifully.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (make rattle)
    hacer sonar
    he was rattling coins in a box agitaba una caja haciendo sonar las monedas que había dentro
    • the ghost rattled its chains el fantasma sacudía sus cadenas
    • he started furiously rattling pots and pans empezó, furioso, a hacer ruido con los cacharros
    • he rattled the door until I opened it sacudió la puerta hasta que le abrí
  • 2informal

    (worry, scare)
    poner nervioso
    to get sb rattled poner nervioso a algn
    • Zimbabwe is rattling investor confidence in Africa, the only region of the world to show an overall decline in per capita savings and investments since 1970.
    • So the president decided to call a news conference, and he rattled some reporters by giving them just 45 minutes notice this time.
    • Perhaps those comments will help steady the nerves of many Americans apparently rattled by an e-mail that is circulating nationwide.
    • ‘Just before half-time things were not going too bad and then the goal that they got rattled us before we went in,’ he said.
    • Walking around the city last night, several hours after the morning's atrocities, many people were visibly rattled by what had happened.
    • The opposition may make negative personal comments to rattle you.
    • Maybe he was rattled by Lorelai's sudden possible job offer?
    • He looked at the capable assistant with sincere eyes knowing that this would rattle him into some flustered explanation of his whereabouts.
    • They're so good at rattling me, at making me feel like I'm the one at fault, like we're causing trouble.
    • Ahern's response was to speed to the defence of a clearly rattled Bush.
    • Clearly rattled, Brash tried to straddle both sides of the argument at once.
    • But the ambush, and the enemy flares and gunfire that followed, rattled the men of Bravo Company more than any event.
    • People being loud on public transport really rattles me for some reason.
    • This sudden turn-around rattled the visitors.
    • Clearly rattled by the booze suspension, Homme berated the owners of the building.
    • The sight of Anna, not the slightest bit ruffled, rattled him severely.
    • The first is a significant emotional experience, which refers to an event or happening that literally rattles the person to change.
    • James Hickey is also capable of rattling opponents.
    • This is the language of seriously rattled people.
    • Jack's presence rattled Wilson, reminding him of Henry as a little boy showing Jack how to work the old cash register.