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v. clacked, clack·ing, clacks
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.
To cause to make an abrupt, sharp sound.
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.]
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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
4. a short sharp sound
5. a person or thing that produces this sound
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Past participle: clacked
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|Noun||1.||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 side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction|
valve - control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
|Verb||1.||clack - make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes"|
|2.||clack - make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens|
|3.||clack - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly|
blabber, gabble, gibber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, blab, maunder, chatter
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
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clack[klæk] VI (= chatter) → charlar, chismear
this will make the tongues clack → esto será tema para los chismosos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
vt (= hit) → faire claquer
vi (= move noisily) → claquer
n (= noise) [shoes, hooves] → claquement m
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