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Definition of CLACK

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Clack \Clack\, v. t.
     1. To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click. [1913 Webster]

     2. To utter rapidly and inconsiderately. --Feltham. [1913 Webster]

     {To clack wool}, to cut off the sheep's mark, in order to make the wool weigh less and thus yield less duty. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Clack \Clack\, n. [Cf. F. claque a slap or smack, MHG. klac crack, W. clec crack, gossip. See {Clack}, v. t.]
     1. A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object. [1913 Webster]

     2. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve. [1913 Webster]

     3. Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating. [1913 Webster]

              Whose chief intent is to vaunt his spiritual clack.
                                                    --South. [1913 Webster]

     {Clack box} (Mach.), the box or chamber in which a clack valve works.

     {Clack dish}, a dish with a movable lid, formerly carried by beggars, who clacked the lid to attract notice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {Clack door} (Mining), removable cover of the opening through which access is had to a pump valve.

     {Clack valve} (Mach.), a valve; esp. one hinged at one edge, which, when raised from its seat, falls with a clacking sound. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Clack \Clack\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clacking}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. F.claquer to clap, crack, D. klakken, MHG. klac crack, Ir. clagaim I make a noise, ring. Cf. {Clack}, n., {Clatter}, {Click}.]
     1. To make a sudden, sharp noise, or a succesion of such noises, as by striking an object, or by collision of parts; to rattle; to click. [1913 Webster]

              We heard Mr.Hodson's whip clacking on the ahoulders of the poor little wretches.          --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

     2. To utter words rapidly and continually, or with abruptness; to let the tongue run. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

151 Moby Thesaurus words for "clack":
     Klaxon, babble, babblement, bavardage, bibble-babble, bicker, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blather, blether, blethers, boiler factory, boiler room, brattle, bull-roarer, cackle, call, caquet, caqueterie, carol, catcall, caw, chat, chatter, cheep, cherry bomb, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, chitter-chatter, chuck, clacker, clacket, clapper, clatter, clatter about, click, clitter, clitterclatter, cluck, clunter, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, crack, cracker, cracking, crackle, crackling, crepitate, crepitation, cricket, croak, cronk, crow, cuckoo, decrepitate, decrepitation, dither, drum, firecracker, gab, gabble, gaggle, gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, go on, gobble, gossip, guff, guggle, gush, haver, honk, hoo, hoot, horn, hot air, idle talk, jabber, jaw, mere talk, natter, noisemaker, nonsense talk, palaver, patter, peep, pip, pipe, pour forth, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, quack, quidnunc, racket, ramble on, rattle, rattle around, rattle on, rattlebox, rattletybang, rattling, reel off, roll, ruckle, rumormonger, run on, scandalmonger, scold, shatter, sieve, sing, siren, sizzling, snap, snapper, snapping, spit, spitting, spout, spout off, squawk, steam whistle, tabby, talebearer, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, telltale, ticktack, tittle-tattle, trill, twaddle, twattle, tweet, twit, twitter, waffle, warble, whistle, whizgig, whizzer, yak, yakkety-yak


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