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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A simple valve with a hinge on one side; A sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together v. - Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly; Make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens; Make a rattling sound.

Usage examples (35)
  • The third one turned the mechanism with a sharp "clack".
  • This "clack" seems to be quite random and much louder.
  • There was that forthright "clack" the metal letters made as they struck the paper.
  • The original Rock Band kit was tremendously noisy, and it was noise of the "clack" variety. for more
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  • The people in the "claque" (a crowd hired to applaud a performer) all wore tap shoes that made a "clack" (a sharp sound made by hitting together two solid objects) noise as they walked in.
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