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clack

 (klăk)
v. clacked, clack·ing, clacks
v.intr.
1. To make an abrupt, sharp sound, as in the collision of two hard surfaces.
2. To chatter thoughtlessly or at length.
3. To cackle or cluck, as a hen.
v.tr.
To cause to make an abrupt, sharp sound.
n.
1. A clacking sound: the clack of an old-fashioned typewriter.
2. Something that makes a clacking sound.
3. Thoughtless, prolonged talk; chatter.

[Middle English clakken, from Old Norse klaka, of imitative origin.]

clack′er n.

clack

(klæk)
vb
1. to make or cause to make a sound like that of two pieces of wood hitting each other
2. (intr) to jabber
3. a less common word for cluck
n
4. a short sharp sound
5. a person or thing that produces this sound
6. chatter
7. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: clack valve a simple nonreturn valve using either a hinged flap or a ball
[C13: probably from Old Norse klaka to twitter, of imitative origin]

clack

(klæk)

v.i.
1. to make a quick sharp sound, or a succession of such sounds, as by striking or cracking.
2. to talk rapidly and continually or with sharpness and abruptness; chatter.
3. to cluck or cackle.
v.t.
4. to utter by clacking.
5. to cause to clack.
n.
6. a clacking sound.
7. something that clacks, as a rattle.
8. rapid, continual talk; chatter.
[1200–50; Middle English clacken; imitative]

clack


Past participle: clacked
Gerund: clacking

Imperative
clack
clack
Present
I clack
you clack
he/she/it clacks
we clack
you clack
they clack
Preterite
I clacked
you clacked
he/she/it clacked
we clacked
you clacked
they clacked
Present Continuous
I am clacking
you are clacking
he/she/it is clacking
we are clacking
you are clacking
they are clacking
Present Perfect
I have clacked
you have clacked
he/she/it has clacked
we have clacked
you have clacked
they have clacked
Past Continuous
I was clacking
you were clacking
he/she/it was clacking
we were clacking
you were clacking
they were clacking
Past Perfect
I had clacked
you had clacked
he/she/it had clacked
we had clacked
you had clacked
they had clacked
Future
I will clack
you will clack
he/she/it will clack
we will clack
you will clack
they will clack
Future Perfect
I will have clacked
you will have clacked
he/she/it will have clacked
we will have clacked
you will have clacked
they will have clacked
Future Continuous
I will be clacking
you will be clacking
he/she/it will be clacking
we will be clacking
you will be clacking
they will be clacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clacking
you have been clacking
he/she/it has been clacking
we have been clacking
you have been clacking
they have been clacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clacking
you will have been clacking
he/she/it will have been clacking
we will have been clacking
you will have been clacking
they will have been clacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clacking
you had been clacking
he/she/it had been clacking
we had been clacking
you had been clacking
they had been clacking
Conditional
I would clack
you would clack
he/she/it would clack
we would clack
you would clack
they would clack
Past Conditional
I would have clacked
you would have clacked
he/she/it would have clacked
we would have clacked
you would have clacked
they would have clacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clack - a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.clack - a simple valve with a hinge on one sideclack - a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
valve - control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
Verb1.clack - make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
2.clack - make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
3.clack - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantlyclack - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
blather, blether, blither, smatter, babble - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

clack

verb
1. To make a light, sharp noise:
2. To make or cause to make a succession of short, sharp sounds:
3. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
noun
A light, sharp noise:
Translations

clack

[klæk] VI (= chatter) → charlar, chismear
this will make the tongues clackesto será tema para los chismosos

clack

[ˈklæk]
vt (= hit) → faire claquer
vi (= move noisily) → claquer
n (= noise) [shoes, hooves] → claquement m

clack

nKlappern nt, → Geklapper nt
viklappern
References in classic literature ?
Her clack was going all day, and you would think something would surely happen to her works, by and by; but no, they never got out of order; and she never had to slack up for words.
I spotted you for MY kind the minute I heard your clack.
And the place was plum full of farmers and farmers' wives, to dinner; and such another clack a body never heard.
Jacquelin, who foresaw his own marriage in that of his mistress, had also heard the click- clack in the rue Saint-Blaise, and had opened wide the gates into the courtyard.
They could hear the old lady's tongue clack as steadily as a rice-husker.
He had the chain in his right claw and the shoes in his left, and he flew right away to a mill, and the mill went 'Click clack, click clack, click clack.
Soon he heard the rhythmic clack of the oars on the thole-pins, and the joy in his own yelp was duplicated by the joy in Skipper's voice, which kept up a running encouragement, broken by objurgations to the rowers.
Beeson, releasing the old man's hand, which fell passively against his thigh with a quiet clack, "it is an extremely disagreeable night.
The air was full of the clack of their voices and the merry prattling of children, in strange contrast to the flash of arms and constant warlike challenge from the walls above.
Penelope was astonished to find that Miss Clack had not called yet.
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