|1.||[ noun ] a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)|
"the death rattle"
|Related terms:||noise crepitation_rale rattle|
|2.||[ noun ] (medicine) the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure|
|Related terms:||symptom rattle crackle|