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tsk(a t-like sound made by suction rather than plosion; conventional spelling pronunciation, tĭsk)
Used to express disappointment or sympathy.
A sucking noise made by suddenly releasing the tongue from the hard palate, used to express disappointment or sympathy.
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old-fashioned an exclamation that indicates disapproval
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(pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pron. tisk),
1. (used, often in quick repetition, as an exclamation of impatience, annoyance, disapproval, commiseration, etc.)n.
2. an exclamation of “tsk.”v.i.
3. to utter the exclamation “tsk.”
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|Verb||1.||tsk - utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval|
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