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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a succession of clicks
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
clickety-clack, clickety-click - a fast and rhythmic click-clack; "the clickety-clack of the typewriters"
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At last, about four o'clock, at the very moment when the Abbe de Sponde returned home, and just as mademoiselle began to think she had set the table with the best plate and linen and prepared the choicest dishes to no purpose, the click-clack of a postilion was heard in the Val-Noble.
I click-clack past the gate, remembering last year when the gardens were cloaked in classic black-and-white decor from the grass up to the trees--and when the worst sinus infection in the history of sinus infections was not invading my head.
No high heels, no click-clack, no fashionable black dress, but the empty rundown space and the woman are real.
Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale The Case of Death and Honey, whilst Click-Clack the Rattlebag explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we're all alone in the darkness.
Ipe wood insets are placed throughout the yard; "when you walk on them, you get a great click-clack sound underfoot--just like on a boardwalk," says Tessier.
And yet, while the digital world is desperately trying to bury it, and the warning signs prophesizing its end are everywhere, the click-clack of the keys can still be heard -- an evident comfort to many.
There's an almost innate sense of satisfaction that comes from setting up dominoes in elaborate designs, then knocking them down and listening to their gentle click-clack sound.
From our sleek new quarters, can I still listen for the ghostly click-clack of busy typewriters, or smell the stale whiskey from newsmen who took surreptitious breaks at the long-gone Eden?
He followed her up the stairs, distracted, for no more than a split-second, by her pencil skirt and the click-clack of her heels.
Click-clack, click-clack went the sound of her knitting needles.
THE click-clack of a tonga horse's hooves got drowned in the din of a motor car's engine many decades ago.
Forget the click-clack of the heels and strap up these stylish sandals to stand apart in the crowd.