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Meaning of KNACK

Pronunciation:  nak

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"

KNACK is a 5 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: bent, hang
 See Also: endowment, gift, natural endowment, talent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Knack\, v. i. [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knacken
    to break, Dan. knage to crack, and E. knock.]
    1. To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink. [Obs. or
       Prov. Eng.] --Bp. Hall.
    2. To speak affectedly. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
  2. \Knack\, n.
    1. A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
             A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap. --Shak.
    2. A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something;
       skill; facility; dexterity.
             The fellow . . . has not the knack with his shears.
                                                   --B. Jonson.
             The dean was famous in his time, And had a kind of
             knack at rhyme.                       --Swift.
    3. Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and
       dexterity; a trick; a device. ``The knacks of japers.''
             For how should equal colors do the knack ! --Pope.
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