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cluck
American English: /klək/
British English: /klʌk/

Translation of cluck in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • (hen)
    cloquear
    (person)
    chascar la lengua
    chasquear la lengua
    Example sentences
    • Chickens and hens cluck nearby and the cicadas start up their relentless refrain.
    • The chickens clucked and scratched around his feet.
    • She lived on the top floor while all her hens and chickens clucked happily on the ground level.
    Example sentences
    • I cluck my tongue at Carole, the way my grandmother clucks her tongue at me when I've said something utterly, wholly stupid.
    • I'd toss out a topic and he'd cluck his tongue and point out ways my idea could be offensive and controversial.
    • The maid clucked her tongue and rolled her eyes.

noun

  • 1 (sound)
    (of hen) cloqueo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Farmers usually keep farm animals to supplement their income, but a visitor to this farm will not hear clucks or moos.
    • But for the rest of us, the meaning behind creatures' clucks, rumbles, and whistles remains a mystery.
    • A chorus of clucks answered the maiden when the door was opened.
    Example sentences
    • Margaret was temporarily silenced, but she still made displeased clucks as she looked her daughter over.
    • He gave a cluck of sorts and began the lesson.
    • He made a noise which, had he been female, would have been instantly recognized as a sympathetic cluck.
  • 2 (fool) (US) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • I have seen some of the responsible anti-war leaders try to distance themselves from such clucks, but not enough.
    • Whether she intended to eventually marry the silly cluck or not, that wouldn't matter, because I just wouldn't like it.
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