[ noun ] a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
"the death rattle"
Used in print(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
Was I supposed to buy a funny hat and a rattle for Jessica ?
[ verb ] shake and cause to make a rattling noise
Used in print(Los Angeles Times...)
Chairman_Khrushchev ( Kennedy ) rattles his rockets ( sabre ) in_order_to cure his internal ills and to strengthen his negotiating position .
[ noun ] a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken