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cluck

 (klŭk)
n.
1.
a. The characteristic sound made by a hen when brooding or calling its chicks.
b. A sound similar to this.
2. Informal A stupid or foolish person.
v. clucked, cluck·ing, clucks
v.intr.
1. To utter the characteristic sound of a hen.
2. To make a sound similar to that of a hen, as in coaxing a horse.
v.tr.
1. To call by making the characteristic sound of a hen or a similar sound.
2. To express by clucking: He clucked disapproval.

[Middle English clokken, from Old English cloccian.]

cluck

(klʌk)
n
the low clicking sound made by a hen or any similar sound
vb
1. (Zoology) (intr) (of a hen) to make a clicking sound
2. (tr) to call or express (a feeling) by making a similar sound
[C17: of imitative origin]

cluck1

(klʌk)

v.i.
1. to utter the cry of a hen brooding or calling her chicks.
2. to make a similar sound, esp. one expressing concern, approval, etc.
v.t.
3. to call by clucking.
4. to express by clucking.
n.
5. the sound uttered by a hen when brooding, or in calling her chicks.
6. any clucking sound.
[1475–85; variant of clock (now dial. and Scots), Middle English clokken, Old English cloccian to cluck]

cluck2

(klʌk)

n. Slang.
[1915–20, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]

cluck


Past participle: clucked
Gerund: clucking

Imperative
cluck
cluck
Present
I cluck
you cluck
he/she/it clucks
we cluck
you cluck
they cluck
Preterite
I clucked
you clucked
he/she/it clucked
we clucked
you clucked
they clucked
Present Continuous
I am clucking
you are clucking
he/she/it is clucking
we are clucking
you are clucking
they are clucking
Present Perfect
I have clucked
you have clucked
he/she/it has clucked
we have clucked
you have clucked
they have clucked
Past Continuous
I was clucking
you were clucking
he/she/it was clucking
we were clucking
you were clucking
they were clucking
Past Perfect
I had clucked
you had clucked
he/she/it had clucked
we had clucked
you had clucked
they had clucked
Future
I will cluck
you will cluck
he/she/it will cluck
we will cluck
you will cluck
they will cluck
Future Perfect
I will have clucked
you will have clucked
he/she/it will have clucked
we will have clucked
you will have clucked
they will have clucked
Future Continuous
I will be clucking
you will be clucking
he/she/it will be clucking
we will be clucking
you will be clucking
they will be clucking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clucking
you have been clucking
he/she/it has been clucking
we have been clucking
you have been clucking
they have been clucking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clucking
you will have been clucking
he/she/it will have been clucking
we will have been clucking
you will have been clucking
they will have been clucking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clucking
you had been clucking
he/she/it had been clucking
we had been clucking
you had been clucking
they had been clucking
Conditional
I would cluck
you would cluck
he/she/it would cluck
we would cluck
you would cluck
they would cluck
Past Conditional
I would have clucked
you would have clucked
he/she/it would have clucked
we would have clucked
you would have clucked
they would have clucked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cluck - the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)cluck - the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.cluck - 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"
Translations
تَقْرَقُ الدَّجاجَهقَرْقُ الدَّجاج
kvokáníkvokat
klukkeklukken
kotkottaakotkotusmaiskautus
kotyogkotyogás
gagggagga
kvaksėjimaskvaksėti
kladzināšanakladzināt
klukkklukk-klukk
gdakać
kvokať
gıdaklamagıdaklamak

cluck

[klʌk]
A. N
1. [of hen] → cloqueo m
2. (with tongue) → chasquido m (de la lengua)
B. VI
1. [hen] → cloquear
2. [person] → chasquear con la lengua
cluck over VI + PREP she clucked over the childrencon los niños estaba como la gallina con sus polluelos

cluck

[ˈklʌk] vi [hen] → glousser

cluck

vigackern; (hen: to chicks) → glucken
nGackern nt; (of hen to chicks)Glucken nt

cluck

[klʌk] vichiocciare

cluck

(klak) noun
(a sound like) the call of a hen.
verb
to make such a sound.
References in classic literature ?
The very cattle looked more tranquil than ours, as they stood knee-deep in clover, and the hens had a contented cluck, as if they never got nervous like Yankee biddies.
Even the chickens had gone elsewhere to scratch and cluck.
Cobb gave a cluck, slapped the reins, and the horses started sedately on their daily task--"all I want to say is that it is a journey when"--the stage was really under way now and Rebecca had to put her head out of the window over the door in order to finish her sentence--"it IS a journey when you carry a nightgown
But if there be a whole nest of you hatching here by the waterside, cluck out the other chicks and I'll make shift to fight them all.
She shouldn't ha' come," said Long Jack, with a cluck of pity.
The only reply that he could hear for a little while was the smack of the horse's hoofs on the moistening road, and the cluck of the milk in the cans behind them.
The red rooster has often said that my cluck and my cackle were quite perfect; and now it's a comfort to know I am talking properly.
Sometimes I heard four or five at once in different parts of the wood, by accident one a bar behind another, and so near me that I distinguished not only the cluck after each note, but often that singular buzzing sound like a fly in a spider's web, only proportionally louder.
The 2007 Oregon State Fair will host the "Oregon Fryer Commission's Big Cluck Grill-off" on Saturday, Aug.
Steve Redmond Writer: Karl Cluck Executive Producer/Off-Air Design: Linus Lam Project Manager: Julie Sheehan Photographer: La Roc Photography Printer:
What better way to do this than to use Cluck and the Koo Koo Roo signature products that consumers love," said Rick Colby, president and executive creative director of Colby Effler & Partners.
Yet the guy conducting the interview spent 10 minutes trying to persuade me to cluck.