Definition of clack in English:


Syllabification: clack
Pronunciation: /klak


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


Back to top  
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


Middle English: imitative.




Definition of clack in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnoisəm
having an extremely offensive smell