Clucked
Cluck Cluck, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clucked}; p pr. & vb. n. {Clucking}.] [AS. cloccian; cf. D. klokken, G. glucken, glucksen, LG. klukken, Dan. klukke; all prob. of imitative origin.] To make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

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  • clucked — klÊŒk n. sound uttered by a hen, cackle v. make a noise like a hen, make a clicking sound with the tongue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cluck — [[t]klʌ̱k[/t]] clucks, clucking, clucked 1) VERB When a hen clucks, it makes short, low noises. The hens were already roosting high above my head, clucking softly into their feathers. 2) VERB (disapproval) To cluck over someone or something means …   English dictionary

  • cluck — I UK [klʌk] / US verb Word forms cluck : present tense I/you/we/they cluck he/she/it clucks present participle clucking past tense clucked past participle clucked 1) [intransitive] if a chicken clucks, it makes its usual short low sound 2) a)… …   English dictionary

  • Cluck — Cluck, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clucked}; p pr. & vb. n. {Clucking}.] [AS. cloccian; cf. D. klokken, G. glucken, glucksen, LG. klukken, Dan. klukke; all prob. of imitative origin.] To make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen. Ray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cluck — Cluck, v. t. To call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens. [1913 Webster] She, poor hen, fond of no second brood, Has clucked three to the wars. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clucking — Cluck Cluck, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clucked}; p pr. & vb. n. {Clucking}.] [AS. cloccian; cf. D. klokken, G. glucken, glucksen, LG. klukken, Dan. klukke; all prob. of imitative origin.] To make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen. Ray.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cluck — I. verb Etymology: imitative Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to make a cluck 2. to make a clicking sound with the tongue 3. to express interest or concern < critics clucked over the new developments > transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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