Definitions

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  • adj. Tending to cause a clatter; noisy and possibly cumbersome.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. a rattling sound as of hard things striking together

Etymologies

clatter +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I recall caroms as a delightfully clattery sort of a game.

    A Simpler and Safer Time Recalled

  • Bruce wants to move seats because he can't hear me; it's a lovely place but it is… clattery.

    Bruce Robinson: 'I'm just going to take my liver for a wash'

  • How about the sound of the words — soft consonants, sliding like water over stones, or clattery consonants banging around?

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  • Beck composed (but does not sing, though he shows up alone on other tracks) songs for Pilgrim's band, Sex Bob-Omb, which are uniformly clattery and brief and un-Beck-like.

    Album review: "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" soundtrack

  • Their horses were skittish, all white rolling eyes and sweaty flanks, picking their way on clattery hooves across the cobblestones and through the milling crowds to form a ragged barricade between the unruly crowd and the park, the Polo Grounds.

    DIAMOND RUBY

  • This gets at least one vote for the most pointless piano concerto in the active repertoire, a clattery stream of scales and arpeggios that the pianist must deliver at top speed in a desperate search to keep the audience from expiring out of sheer boredom at the lack of any musical ideas.

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  • She had loud, clattery doorknob earrings of her own and wore a gray sweatshirt that said MOMS RULE! in plaid stitching.

    Miss Misery

  • He preferred showy, clattery things which exhibited her skill and muscular ability and left him wondering how she did it.

    The Financier

  • Higby briskly went over and started the large, noisy, clattery, tinny

    An American Tragedy

  • But the vast clattery space was really not appropriate for my kind of intimate moment — if it had been me.

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter

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