death rattle


death rattle

noun

  1. a sound produced by a person immediately preceding death, resulting from the passage of air through the mucus in the throat.

noun

  1. a low-pitched gurgling sound sometimes made by a dying person, caused by air passing through an accumulation of mucus in the trachea

n.

  1. A gurgling or rattling sound sometimes made in the throat of a dying person, caused by loss of the cough reflex and passage of the breath through accumulating mucus.

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