from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make an abrupt, sharp sound, as in the collision of two hard surfaces.
- intransitive v. To chatter thoughtlessly or at length.
- intransitive v. To cackle or cluck, as a hen.
- transitive v. To cause to make an abrupt, sharp sound.
- n. A clacking sound: the clack of an old-fashioned typewriter.
- n. Something that makes a clacking sound.
- n. Thoughtless, prolonged talk; chatter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an abrupt, sharp sound, especially one made by two hard objects colliding repetitively; a clatter; in sound, midway between a click and a clunk
- n. Anything that causes a clacking noise, such as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve.
- n. chatter; prattle
- v. to make such a sound
- v. to chatter or babble
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To utter words rapidly and continually, or with abruptness; to let the tongue run.
- transitive v. To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click.
- transitive v. To utter rapidly and inconsiderately.
- n. A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object.
- n. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve.
- n. Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a quick sharp noise, or a succession of sharp sounds, as by striking or cracking; crack; rattle; snap.
- To utter sounds or words rapidly and continually, or with sharpness and abruptness; let the tongue run or rattle.
- To cause to make a sharp, short, snapping sound; rattle; clap: as, to clack two pieces of wood together.
- To speak without thought; rattle out.
- n. A sharp, repeated, rattling sound; clatter: as, the clack of a mill.
- n. In a grist-mill: That part of the mill that strikes the hopper, to move or shake it, for discharging its contents.
- n. A bell that rings when more corn is required to be put in the hopper.
- n. A valve of a pump.
- n. A ball-valve connected with the boiler of a locomotive. See ball-ralve and clack-box, 2.
- n. A kind of small windmill with a clapper, set on the top of a pole to frighten away birds. Also called clack-mill, and formerly clacket.
- n. Continual talk; prattle; gossip; tattle.
- To cluck or cackle, as a hen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
- n. a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
- n. a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
- v. make a rattling sound
- v. make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
_Leechie_ did not say a word, but only went _clack, clack, clack_, and chuckled with pleasure.
The third one turned the mechanism with a sharp "clack".
This "clack" seems to be quite random and much louder.
At one point I had to turn down the volume, afraid that I would get the dreaded "clack" from my subwoofer bottoming out.
The "clack" of the Nikon has created so many uncomfortable moments distracting the talent and most recently Kid Rock asked me to use a different camera.
The Nikon D60's pop-up flash is fairly quiet too, releasing with a single "clack;" more tame than the Canon Rebel XTi's far louder "zing / clunk."
There was that forthright "clack" the metal letters made as they struck the paper.
Individual key action is smooth with a quiet "clack" emitted when fully pressed.
The original Rock Band kit was tremendously noisy, and it was noise of the "clack" variety.
Even if I don't smoke but I've always been in love with Zippo lighters: they're solid, their design is always contemporary, not too loud (well, at least the classic model) nor too dull, and when you have one in your hands you can't help but play with it, in your own personal way: whether to try and light it in one clean swoop, or just spin it through the fingertips, or compulsively open and shut it to hear that distinctive, reassuring "clack" sound.