Definition of Clack

1. Noun. A sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated.

Exact synonyms: Clap
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Clap

2. Verb. Make a rattling sound. "The streets clack with cars "; "Clattering dishes"
Exact synonyms: Brattle, Clatter
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound
Derivative terms: Clatter

3. Noun. A simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction.
Exact synonyms: Clack Valve, Clapper Valve
Generic synonyms: Valve

4. Verb. Make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens.
Exact synonyms: Click, Cluck
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Cluck

5. Verb. Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly. "Sam and Sue clack"

Definition of Clack

1. v. i. To make a sudden, sharp noise, or a succesion of such noises, as by striking an object, or by collision of parts; to rattle; to click.

2. v. t. To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click.

3. n. A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object.

Definition of Clack

1. Noun. an abrupt, sharp sound, especially one made by two hard objects colliding repetitively; a clatter; in sound, midway between a click and a clunk ¹

2. Noun. chatter ¹

3. Verb. to make such a sound ¹

4. Verb. to chatter ¹

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Definition of Clack

1. to make an abrupt, dry sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clack

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Literary usage of Clack

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1. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery: In 1852 [-1859 by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Richard Torin Kindersley, John Jackson Smale (1860)
"HENRY T. clack." Thin letter was accepted by the provisional ... And it is also agreed that in the event of the said Henry Tucker clack being compelled ..."

2. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"He's ne'er with toil or sorrow prest, While his mill goes click, clack, clack. ... To drown the anger of his wife, His mill gives clack for clack. ..."

3. Southland Writers: Biographical and Critical Sketches of the Living Female by Mary T.]. [Tardy, Ida Raymond (1870)
"LOUISE clack. subject of this sketch, Mrs. Louise clack, of New Orleans, ... clack raised and equipped a battalion of volunteers, and hastened to join our ..."

4. The Ancient British Drama by Robert Dodsley (1810)
"clack. That is to say, you have found my niece among the beggars. ... Justice clack still ! he must talk ull : his clack must only go. Cluck. ..."

5. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Virgil, Charles Anthon, C. Knipe, New York (State). Banking Dept, Emerson Willard Keyes, Mark Twain, Claire Giannini Hoffman (1899)
"But I never got beyond the opening paragraph; for then the train started and the car-wheels began their 'clack, clackclack-clack-clack! clack- clack ..."

6. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"The clack valve rests on top of the suction, which is fastened to the lower ... The forms of clack valve used are : First, a common form, consisting of a ..."

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