Clicking
Click Click (kl[i^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clicked} (kl[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clicking}.] [Prob. an onomatopoetic word: cf. OF. cliquier. {See Clack}, and cf. {Clink}, {Clique}.] To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick. [1913 Webster]

The varnished clock that clicked behind the door. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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