[ 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.


Origin of clack

1200–50; Middle English clacken; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for clack

/ (klæk) /


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


Word Origin for clack

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