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1 a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated [syn: clap]
2 a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction [syn: clack valve, clapper valve]


1 make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes" [syn: clatter, brattle]
2 make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens [syn: cluck, click]
3 speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. an abrupt, sharp sound, especially one made by two hard objects colliding repetitively; a clatter; in sound, midway between a click and a clunk
  2. chatter


  1. to make such a sound
  2. to chatter

Extensive Definition

Clack can refer to numerous people:

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First name

  • Clack Stone, militia captain during the 1832 Black Hawk War.


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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