clack «klak», verb, noun.
1. to make a short, sharp sound like that of a piece of wood hitting a hard surface or a whip cracking: »

The old lady's needles clacked as she knitted. The train clacked over the rails.

2. to talk noisily; chatter; prate: »

He will sit clacking with an old woman for hours (Macaulay).

3. to cluck or cackle, as a hen does: »

The more the white goose laid, It clacked and cackled louder (Tennyson).

1. to cause to clack: »

The Australians smacked and clacked their mouths at the sight of his horses and bullocks (Charles Darwin).

2. to utter chatteringly; reveal by clacking; blab: »

What the heart thinketh the tongue clacketh (Proverb).

1. a short, sharp sound, like that of castanets or pieces of wood striking together: »

the clack of a typewriter. We heard the clack of her heels on the sidewalk.

2. an instrument for making such a noise; rattle.
3. the noise of continuous speech; senseless chatter: »

The tread of feet and clack of tongues (Washington Irving).

4. Slang. the tongue: »

to hermetically seal up this Mrs. Gentry's clack (Epes Sargent).

[probably imitative]
clack´er, noun.

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