Rattling vs Clanking - What's the difference?

rattling | clanking |


As nouns the difference between rattling and clanking

is that rattling is rattle (a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another) while clanking is a noise that clanks.

As verbs the difference between rattling and clanking

is that rattling is while clanking is .

As an adjective rattling

is lively, quick (speech, pace).

rattling

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Lively, quick (speech, pace).
  • (intensifier) good, fine.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=“[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people do send to other people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes like
      Here's rattling good luck and roaring good cheer, / With lashings of food and great hogsheads of beer. […]”}}
  • * (James Joyce)
  • I'd like nothing better this minute, said Mr Browne stoutly, than a rattling fine walk in the country or a fast drive with a good spanking goer between the shafts.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • rattle (a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another)
  • (nautical)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • clanking

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A noise that clanks.