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clack

Syllabification: clack
Pronunciation: /klak
 
/

Definition of clack in English:

verb

1Make or cause to make a sharp sound or series of such sounds as a result of a hard object striking another: [no object]: he heard the sound of her heels clacking across flagstones [with object]: he clacked the castanets in fine syncopation
More example sentences
  • The sound of DVD cases clacking together brought her back to the video store and she looked toward the sound to see Blake absently flipping through DVDs in a drawer.
  • His boots clicked and clacked across the hard stone floor.
  • A grand dame made her entry, progressing to the front row, clacking her heels all the way.
1.1 [no object] archaic Chatter loudly: he will sit clacking for hours

noun

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1A sharp sound or series of sounds: the clack of her high heels
More example sentences
  • He listened carefully as the footsteps moved into the next room - the clacks turning to taps as the man's boots touched the cold tiles of the kitchen.
  • Unrolling it with a few clacks, he revealed the map's contents.
  • The jar tipped over, and hundreds of wooden clacks could be heard as the pencils littered the ground.
1.1 archaic Loud chatter: her clack would go all day

Origin

Middle English: imitative.

Derivatives

clacker

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noun

Words that rhyme with clack

aback, alack, attack, back, black, brack, claque, crack, Dirac, drack, flack, flak, hack, jack, Kazakh, knack, lack, lakh, mac, mach, Nagorno-Karabakh, pack, pitchblack, plaque, quack, rack, sac, sack, shack, shellac, slack, smack, snack, stack, tach, tack, thwack, track, vac, wack, whack, wrack, yak, Zack

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