verb (clackets, clacketing, clacketed)[no object]
Make a series of sharp sounds as a result of a hard object striking another: (as noun clacketing) the tranquil clacketing of the train
More example sentences
- She could hear only the clacketing of the typewriter or the scrape of a pen across a yellow page.
- As I sit here, clacketing away at the keyboard I'm looking at possible songs to plop up here on the server.
- There's an ice cream plant and softly clacketing, passing trains.
Late 16th century: from French claquet, from claquer 'to clack'.
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