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Meaning of CLACK

Pronunciation:  klak

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
  2. [n]  a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
  3. [v]  speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
  4. [v]  make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
  5. [v]  make a rattling sound

CLACK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: blab, blabber, brattle, chatter, clack valve, clap, clapper valve, clatter, click, cluck, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
 See Also: babble, blather, blether, blither, emit, let loose, let out, make noise, mouth, noise, noise, resound, smatter, speak, talk, utter, valve, verbalise, verbalize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             We heard Mr.Hodson's whip clacking on the ahoulders
             of the poor little wretches.          --Thackeray.
    2. To utter words rapidly and continually, or with
       abruptness; to let the tongue run.
  2. \Clack\, v. t.
    1. To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of
       noises; to click.
    2. To utter rapidly and inconsiderately. --Feltham.
    {To clack wool}, to cut off the sheep's mark, in order to
       make the wool weigh less and thus yield less duty. [Eng.]
  3. \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.
    2. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a
       mill, or a clack valve.
    3. Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating.
             Whose chief intent is to vaunt his spiritual clack.
    {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.
    {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
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