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clack

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verb \ˈklak\

Simple Definition of clack

  • : to make or cause something to make a short sharp sound or series of short sharp sounds

Full Definition of clack

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  chatter, prattle

  3. 2 :  to make an abrupt striking sound or series of sounds

  4. 3 of fowl :  cackle, cluck

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to cause to make a clatter

  7. 2 :  to produce with a chattering sound; specifically :  blab

clack·er noun

Examples of clack

  1. I heard her heels clacking down the hall.

  2. He clacked his teeth together.



Origin of clack

Middle English, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 13th century


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clack

noun

Definition of clack

  1. 1 a :  rapid continuous talk :  chatter b :  tongue

  2. 2 archaic :  an object (as a valve) that produces clapping or rattling noises usually in regular rapid sequence

  3. 3 :  a sound of clacking



15th Century

First Known Use of clack

15th century


CLACK Defined for Kids

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clack

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verb \ˈklak\

Definition of clack

clackedclack·ing

  1. 1 :  to talk rapidly and without stopping

  2. 2 :  to make or cause to make a short sharp sound <… suddenly he began to shiver … I could hear his teeth clacking. — Theodore Taylor, The Cay>




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clack

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noun

Definition of clack

  1. 1 :  rapid continuous talk <The disc jockey's clack went on all morning.>

  2. 2 :  a sound of clacking <the clack of a typewriter>





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