clack

[klak]
verb (used without object)
1.
to make a quick, sharp sound, or a succession of such sounds, as by striking or cracking: The loom clacked busily under her expert hands.
2.
to talk rapidly and continually or with sharpness and abruptness; chatter.
3.
to cluck or cackle.
verb (used with object)
4.
to utter by clacking.
5.
to cause to clack: He clacked the cup against the saucer.
noun
6.
a clacking sound.
7.
something that clacks, as a rattle.
8.
rapid, continual talk; chatter.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English clacken; imitative

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clack (klæk)
 
vb
1.  to make or cause to make a sound like that of two pieces of wood hitting each other
2.  (intr) to jabber
3.  a less common word for cluck
 
n
4.  a short sharp sound
5.  a person or thing that produces this sound
6.  chatter
7.  Also called: clack valve a simple nonreturn valve using either a hinged flap or a ball
 
[C13: probably from Old Norse klaka to twitter, of imitative origin]

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clack
mid-13c., from O.N. klaka "to chatter," of echoic origin.
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Example sentences
Another opens on to the hum of fans and the clack of keyboards from workrooms
  and offices.
The slow deliberate clack of half a mile of wagons follows.
She moved her chair until it struck mine with a dry, wooden clack.
Antlers clack, brown noses stick up out of the scrum.
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