- to make a quick, sharp sound, or a succession of such sounds, as by striking or cracking: The loom clacked busily under her expert hands.
- to talk rapidly and continually or with sharpness and abruptness; chatter.
- to cluck or cackle.
- to utter by clacking.
- to cause to clack: He clacked the cup against the saucer.
- a clacking sound.
- something that clacks, as a rattle.
- rapid, continual talk; chatter.
Origin of clack
Examples from the Web for clacked
Santobono at one gulp emptied his glass and clacked his tongue.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
She shook her cane at the tall man and clacked at him again.The Secret of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
He clacked his tongue in concern and bent over, touching Ed's wrist.Cat and Mouse
Then he clacked his tongue, and the horse resumed its rapid gait.A Chambermaid's Diary
The reins were tightened, Nikolaeff clacked his lips, and the wagon moved on at a trot.Sevastopol
Lyof N. Tolsto
- 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
- a short sharp sound
- a person or thing that produces this sound
- Also called: clack valve a simple nonreturn valve using either a hinged flap or a ball
Word Origin and History for clacked
mid-13c., not in Old English, from Old Norse klaka "to chatter," of echoic origin; cf. Dutch klakken "to clack, crack," Old High German kleken, French claquer "to clap, crack (see claque). Related: Clacked; clacking.
mid-15c., from clack (v.).