Definition of Clucking

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

Exact synonyms: Cluck
Generic synonyms: Cry
Derivative terms: Cluck



Definition of Clucking

1. n. The noise or call of a brooding hen.

Definition of Clucking

1. Verb. (present participle of cluck) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb cluck. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clucking

1. cluck [v] - See also: cluck

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clucking

clubroom
clubrooms
clubroot
clubroot fungus
clubroots
clubrush
clubs
clubwear
clubwoman
clubwomen
cluck
clucked
clucketh
cluckier
cluckiest
clucking (current term)
cluckings
clucks
cluckt
clucky
cludge
cludged
cludges
cludgie
cludgies
cludging
clue
clue-by-four
clue-by-fours
clue by four

Literary usage of Clucking

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

1. Graded Literature Readers by Harry Pratt Judson, Ida C. Bender (1899)
""Will you take a walk with me, My little wife, to-day ? There's barley in the barley field, And hayseed in the hay." a. "Thank you/' said the clucking hen; ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"The term for squatting or crouching is connected with the clucking of a hen in languages widely separated from each other. ..."

3. Stories to Act by Frances Gillespy Wickes (1915)
"THE clucking HEN "Will you take a walk with me, My little wife, to-day? ... "Thank you," said the clucking hen; "I've something else to do; I'm busy sitting ..."

4. A Circuit Rider's Widow by Corra Harris (1916)
"We can always hear him clicking and clucking in the amen corner, because he is our one rich man and our chief stingy man, and he knows everybody is waiting ..."

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