Definitions

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  • adverb With a rattling sound or motion.

Etymologies

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rattling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • But I dutifully moved for my new position, taking a spot in a great apartment positioned dish-rattlingly close to the Metra tracks.

    Paul Dailing: Snowstorm Brings Out Kindness, Cooperation in South Suburbs

  • A witty fin de siècle entertainment, and the rattlingly elegant dialogue is peppered with witticisms uttered by Wilde well before he ever thought of putting them into his plays.

    Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: Summary and book reviews of Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance by Gyles Brandreth.

  • It's very long, occasionally confusing, sometimes dull, boisterously violent and shot through with unforgettable scenes of pictorial, emotional and magical intensity – in short, the RSC's Morte d'Arthur is, in spirit, chain mail-rattlingly close to the original.

    Morte d'Arthur

  • It does feel like there are strings in there that can be not only painfully yanked but soothingly played, vibrating rattlingly like the strings of the cello when I dug in my bow and drew it across.

    Freud’s Blind Spot

  • “Brandreth has poured his considerable familiarity with London into a witty fin-de-siècle entertainment, and the rattlingly elegant dialogue is peppered with witticisms uttered by Wilde well before he ever thought of putting them into his plays.”

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • “Brandreth has poured his considerable familiarity with London into a witty fin-de-siècle entertainment, and the rattlingly elegant dialogue is peppered with witticisms uttered by Wilde well before he ever thought of putting them into his plays.”

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • “Brandreth has poured his considerable familiarity with London into a witty fin-de-siècle entertainment, and the rattlingly elegant dialogue is peppered with witticisms uttered by Wilde well before he ever thought of putting them into his plays.”

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • “Brandreth has poured his considerable familiarity with London into a witty fin-de-siècle entertainment, and the rattlingly elegant dialogue is peppered with witticisms uttered by Wilde well before he ever thought of putting them into his plays.”

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • “Brandreth has poured his considerable familiarity with London into a witty fin-de-siècle entertainment, and the rattlingly elegant dialogue is peppered with witticisms uttered by Wilde well before he ever thought of putting them into his plays.”

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • In his new novel, Choke, he gives readers a vision of life and love and sex and mortality that is both chillingly brilliant and teeth-rattlingly funny.

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