Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With a clatter, or clattering noise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With clattering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb With a clattering sound.

Etymologies

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clattering +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Now they were in the lower hall, and grew clatteringly distinct in the emptiness of the house; then the tread sounded on the stairs, the certain, quick step of one who knew his way perfectly.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The second acolyte, in falling, struck the horn with his elbow and knocked it clatteringly over the parapet to land shatteringly on the rocks far below.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • Hurrying, to its playthings — which happened to be at the far end of the veranda — it selected a matchbox, dragged it clatteringly along, ranged it precisely close to the plate, mounted it, and from the extra elevation sipped the last drop with a chuckle of content.

    My Tropic Isle

  • The second acolyte, in falling, struck the horn with his elbow and knocked it The Bloody Crown of Conan clatteringly over the parapet to land shatteringly on the rocks far below.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • Outlined in hellish light, two armies struggled, one composed of staunch but frightened men, and the other of bones of the dead, laced clatteringly together by dried strings of tendon.

    Shadowfane

  • When they landed clatteringly, he stepped quietly through the door.

    Unwise Child

  • To work off the pride and joy caused by this avowal, Patrick mounted the broad seat extending all around the summerhouse and began to walk clatteringly upon it.

    Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day

  • "S'long -- Mr. Barton!" she called listlessly over the other, and started on, stumblingly, clatteringly, up the abruptly steep and precipitous mountain trail -- a little dust-colored gnome on a dust-colored horse, with the dutiful gray pinking cautiously along behind her.

    Little Eve Edgarton

  • The hoofs of his horse thundered over the planks of the drawbridge, and came clatteringly to halt as he harshly drew rein in the courtyard below.

    Saint Martin's Summer

  • The force of the stroke knocked the key clatteringly to the floor.

    Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story

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