Definition of Cluck

1. Noun. The sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks).

Exact synonyms: Clucking
Generic synonyms: Cry



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

Definition of Cluck

1. v. i. To make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen.

2. v. t. To call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens.

3. n. The call of a hen to her chickens.

Definition of Cluck

1. Noun. The sound made by a hen, especially when brooding, or calling her chicks. ¹

2. Noun. Any sound similar to this. ¹

3. Noun. A kind of tongue click used to urge on a horse. ¹

4. Verb. To make such a sound. ¹

5. Verb. (British drug slang) to suffer withdrawal from heroin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cluck

1. to make the sound of a hen [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cluck

clubmates
clubmen
clubmoss
clubmoss family
clubmosses
clubroom
clubrooms
clubroot
clubroot fungus
clubroots
clubrush
clubs
clubwear
clubwoman
clubwomen
cluck (current term)
clucked
clucketh
cluckier
cluckiest
clucking
cluckings
clucks
cluckt
clucky
cludge
cludged
cludges
cludgie
cludgies

Literary usage of Cluck

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nursery by Fanny P Seaverns, John L. Shorey (Firm (1871)
"cluck, cluck, cluck! Every day I lay an egg. cluck, cluck, cluck ! ... cluck, cluck, cluck ! " This was the song of the hen. Poor old fowl ! ..."

2. The Gospel in All Lands by Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church (1902)
"cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, Cock-a-doodle doo! RECITER. ... cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck! Another egg is laid! cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck! ..."

3. Ordered to China: Letters of Wilbur J. Chamberlin Written from China While by Wilbur J Chamberlin (1903)
"They worked as fast as, or faster than, the men, and their song was simply " cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"... a brood чт cluck-hen, by met. squatting or ... cucco (in nursery language, an egg ; coccolare, to cluck ..."

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