cluck

(redirected from clucked)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.

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 ?
If I rode over to see her where she was ploughing, she stopped at the end of a row to chat for a moment, then gripped her plough-handles, clucked to her team, and waded on down the furrow, making me feel that she was now grown up and had no time for me.
A partridge, indeed, with a brood of ten behind her, ran forward threateningly, but soon repented of her fierceness, and clucked to her young ones not to be afraid.
Fowls clucked and strutted in the stables; and the coach-houses and sheds were over-run with grass.
Little John clucked his teeth drolly at this sight.
But, like a capricious child, the peasant woman colored, played with her wooden shoe, twisted the rope of the cow, which was now feeding peaceably, and looked at the two hunters, examining every part of their clothing; then she yelped, growled, and clucked, but did not speak.
At this the two friars said nothing, but they glared again on Little John with baleful looks; then, without another word, they clucked to their horses, and both broke into a canter.