Clacking
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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