clack

[ klak ]
/ klæk /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to utter by clacking.
to cause to clack: He clacked the cup against the saucer.

noun


Nearby words

  1. cla,
  2. clabber,
  3. clabber cheese,
  4. clabby-doo,
  5. clachan,
  6. clack valve,
  7. clacker,
  8. clackers,
  9. clackmannan,
  10. clackmannanshire

Origin of clack

1200–50; Middle English clacken; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for clack

clack

/ (klæk) /

verb

to make or cause to make a sound like that of two pieces of wood hitting each other
(intr) to jabber
a less common word for cluck

noun

Word Origin for clack

C13: probably from Old Norse klaka to twitter, of imitative origin

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