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click

 (klĭk)
n.
1. A brief, sharp sound: the click of a door latch.
2. A mechanical device, such as a pawl, that snaps into position.
3. Computers
a. An instance of pressing down and releasing a button on a mouse or other input device.
b. An instance of selecting an item in a website or app by clicking or tapping on a mouse, touchscreen, or other input device.
4. Linguistics Any of various implosive stops, such as that of English tsk, produced by raising the back of the tongue to make contact with the palate and simultaneously closing the lips or touching the teeth or alveolar ridge with the tip and sides of the tongue, and found as phonemic consonants especially in the Khoisan and some Bantu languages. Also called suction stop. See Usage Note at !Kung.
v. clicked, click·ing, clicks
v.intr.
1. To produce a click or series of clicks.
2. Computers
a. To press and release a button on a mouse or other input device.
b. To select an item in a webpage or app by clicking or tapping a mouse, touchscreen, or other input device.
3. Slang
a. To have good social or working relations; hit it off: The director and producer clicked at the very start of the play.
b. To become clear; fall into place: The answer finally clicked, and I finished the crossword.
c. To be a great success: The play clicked on Broadway.
v.tr.
1. To cause to click, as by striking together: clicked his heels.
2. Computers
a. To press down and release (a button on an input device): clicked the left button on the mouse.
b. To press down and release a button on (an input device): clicked the mouse.
c. To select (an item in a webpage or app) by clicking or tapping a mouse, touchscreen, or other input device: To open the file, click the icon.

[Imitative.]

clicking

(ˈklɪkɪŋ)
n
the sound made when hard objects briefly touch each other
Translations

clicking

[ˈklɪkɪŋ] Nchasquido m

clicking

[ˈklɪkɪŋ] n (of typewriter) → ticchettio; (of heels) → tacchettio
References in classic literature ?
It took but a moment to loosen this and raise the cover, when, to my utter astonishment, I discovered an ordinary telegraph instrument clicking away within.
As I sat gazing at my remarkable find, which was tick-ing and clicking away there in the silence of the desert night, trying to convey some message which I was unable to interpret, my eyes fell upon a bit of paper lying in the bottom of the box beside the instrument.
I became almost frantic as I let my imagination run riot among the possibilities for which this clicking instrument might stand.
Well, I sat there all night, listening to that tantalizing clicking, now and then moving the sending-key just to let the other end know that the instrument had been discovered.
Heaven knows, unless it is that the persistent clicking of that unfathomable enigma out there in the vast silences of the Sahara has so wrought upon my nerves that reason refuses longer to function sanely.
Had it not been for the chance that caused Cogdon Nestor to throw down his sleeping rug directly over the hidden instru-ment, it might still be clicking there unheard--and this story still unwritten.
Downes interrupted the clicking with his sending-key.
The clicking of the sheaves in the blocks as the sails ran down, head- sails first, was music to her; and she detected on the instant the jamming of a jib-downhaul, and almost saw the impatient jerk with which the sailor must have cleared it.
Very similar is his reference to seasons through what happens or is done in that season: `when the House- carrier, fleeing the Pleiades, climbs up the plants from the earth', is the season for harvesting; or `when the artichoke flowers and the clicking grass-hopper, seated in a tree, pours down his shrill song', is the time for rest.
Besides, it wouldn't be right," continued the Tiger, looking steadily at Billina and clicking his jaws together.
What are those funny, clicking noises you are making with your tongue?
Begin by clicking on Tools, Macro and then, from the drop-down menu, select Macro, Record New Macro (see screenshot below).