Etymology
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clack (v.)

"make a quick, sharp noise," mid-13c., not in Old English, from Old Norse klaka "to chatter," of echoic origin. Compare Dutch klakken "to clack, crack," Old High German kleken, French claquer "to clap, crack (see claque). Related: Clacked; clacking.

clack (n.)

"a sharp, repeated, rattling sound," mid-15c., from clack (v.).

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Definitions of clack
1
clack (v.)
make a rattling sound;
Synonyms: clatter / brattle
clack (v.)
make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens;
Synonyms: cluck / click
clack (v.)
speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly;
Synonyms: chatter / piffle / palaver / prate / tittle-tattle / twaddle / maunder / prattle / blab / gibber / tattle / blabber / gabble
2
clack (n.)
a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated;
Synonyms: clap
clack (n.)
a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction;
Synonyms: clack valve / clapper valve
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