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clack

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verb \ˈklak\

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

clacker

noun

Examples of clack in a Sentence

  1. I heard her heels clacking down the hall.

  2. He clacked his teeth together.

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Origin and Etymology of clack

Middle English, of imitative origin


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clack

noun

Definition of clack

  1. 1a :  rapid continuous talk :  chatterb :  tongue

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

  3. 3 :  a sound of clacking the clack of a typewriter

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First Known Use of clack

15th century


CLACK Defined for English Language Learners

clack

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Definition of clack for English Language Learners

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


CLACK Defined for Kids

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clack

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verb \ˈklak\

Definition of clack for Students

clacked

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clacking

  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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Definition of clack for Students

  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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