Clacked
Clack Clack, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clacking}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. F.claquer to clap, crack, D. klakken, MHG. klac crack, Ir. clagaim I make a noise, ring. Cf. {Clack}, n., {Clatter}, {Click}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

We heard Mr.Hodson's whip clacking on the ahoulders of the poor little wretches. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter words rapidly and continually, or with abruptness; to let the tongue run. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • clacked — klæk n. sound of clacking, sharp striking sound; chatter, babble v. make a quick sharp sound; chatter, babble …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clack´er — clack «klak», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to make a short, sharp sound like that of a piece of wood hitting a hard surface or a whip cracking: »The old lady s needles clacked as she knitted. The train clacked over the rails. 2. to talk noisily; chatter; …   Useful english dictionary

  • clack — [[t]klæ̱k[/t]] clacks, clacking, clacked V ERG If things clack or if you clack them, they make a short loud noise, especially when they hit each other. The windshield wipers clacked back and forth... [V n] Once, he clacked one ski hard against… …   English dictionary

  • clack — I UK [klæk] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms clack : present tense I/you/we/they clack he/she/it clacks present participle clacking past tense clacked past participle clacked to make a short loud sound like one hard object hitting against… …   English dictionary

  • clack — /klak/, v.i. 1. to make a quick, sharp sound, or a succession of such sounds, as by striking or cracking: The loom clacked busily under her expert hands. 2. to talk rapidly and continually or with sharpness and abruptness; chatter. 3. to cluck or …   Universalium

  • Clack — Clack, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clacking}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. F.claquer to clap, crack, D. klakken, MHG. klac crack, Ir. clagaim I make a noise, ring. Cf. {Clack}, n., {Clatter}, {Click}.] 1. To make a sudden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clack — Clack, n. [Cf. F. claque a slap or smack, MHG. klac crack, W. clec crack, gossip. See {Clack}, v. t.] 1. A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clack box — Clack Clack, n. [Cf. F. claque a slap or smack, MHG. klac crack, W. clec crack, gossip. See {Clack}, v. t.] 1. A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clack dish — Clack Clack, n. [Cf. F. claque a slap or smack, MHG. klac crack, W. clec crack, gossip. See {Clack}, v. t.] 1. A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clack door — Clack Clack, n. [Cf. F. claque a slap or smack, MHG. klac crack, W. clec crack, gossip. See {Clack}, v. t.] 1. A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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