clitter


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clitter

(ˈklɪtə)
vb (intr)
1. (of insects) to stridulate or make a shrill noise
2. to flitter
3. to chatter
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Verb1.clitter - make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures; "male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers stridulate"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
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References in classic literature ?
A whirring of engines, click, clock, clitter clock, smote upon his ears.
The wings flapped jerkily, click, block, clitter clock, and the machines drove up; they spread and ceased, and the apparatus came soaring through the air.
It is named after Clitterhouse farm and the "clitter" part originates in the word clay, making the farm a "clay house" farm.