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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.

    We heard Mr.Hodson's whip clacking on the ahoulders of the poor little wretches.

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


vb. (en-past of: clack)

Usage examples of "clacked".

They clicked and clacked when we showed them where we'd located the new lodes, and the next thing they had adit, shafts and quotas all drawn out for us, and the quantities of materials they'd need for shoring, what track, carts, cranes, stuff they evidently knew they didn't have to bring.

Seeing the Klingon’s reaction, the chestnut-colored Jarada clacked its claws together in amusement.

She clacked her palps indifferently, blew a large bubble of green spearmint, and popped it with lively report.

Retief worked the lever that clacked his anterior mandibles in the gesture of Reluctant Departure on Press of Urgent Business and stepped out into the street.

The Kloob clacked his ventral plates with a rippling noise indicating total lack of approval.

The three Ween went into a hurried consultation, then clacked palps in reluctant agreement.

Voion were racing alongside the turf-pounding line now, loosing off arrows which clacked harmlessly off Jackoo armor.

What—" The irate leader clacked his jeweled palps with a sound like a popped paper bag, staring at the disguised Groaci.

The oldster clacked his plates at Blondel and indicated a multicolored World War One Victory ribbon dangling from a curled lapel.

A Ryxi, loaded with ceremonial chains and stepping with exaggerated care, clacked its beak impatiently.

Tip and Hgf clicked and clacked happy sounds which echoed in their skulls.

As usual, the four 'dinis II clacked in loud appreciation of her kinetic skill.

They clacked, clicked and whistled their joy and then departed towards the city, to spread the news.

Gregg tapped Ricimer's shoulder—armor on armor clacked loudly—and pointed.

They clacked the edges of their front and rear pairs of wings together querulously.