1 [klik]
a slight, sharp sound: At the click of the latch, the dog barked.
a small device for preventing backward movement of a mechanism, as a detent or pawl.
Phonetics. any one of a variety of ingressive, usually implosive, speech sounds, phonemic in some languages, produced by suction occlusion and plosive or affricative release.
any one of a variety of familiar sounds used in calling or urging on horses or other animals, in expressing reprimand or sympathy, or produced in audible kissing.
Computers. the act of rapidly depressing and releasing a button on a mouse or other input device, usually the left-hand button, as to select an icon.
verb (used without object)
to emit or make a slight, sharp sound, or series of such sounds, as by the cocking of a pistol: The door clicked shut.
to succeed; make a hit: If the play clicks, the producer will be rich.
to fit together; function well together: They get along in public, but their personalities don't really click.
to become intelligible.
Computers. to rapidly depress and release one of the buttons on a mouse or other input device, usually the left-hand button: Just click on the link to get to the site. Compare right-click.
verb (used with object)
to cause to click.
to strike together with a click: He clicked his heels and saluted.
to select (a screen object) by rapidly depressing and releasing one of the buttons on a mouse or other input device, usually the left-hand button: Click “OK” to continue . Compare right-click.
to rapidly depress and release (a button on a mouse or other input device): Click the trackpad button once.

1575–85; perhaps imitative, but perhaps < Dutch klick (noun), klikken (v.)

clickless, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
click (klɪk)
1.  a short light often metallic sound
2.  a.  the locking member of a ratchet mechanism, such as a pawl or detent
 b.  the movement of such a mechanism between successive locking positions
3.  phonetics any of various stop consonants, found in Khoisan and as borrowings in southern Bantu languages, that are produced by the suction of air into the mouth
4.  slang (US), (Canadian) a kilometre
5.  computing an act of pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
6.  to make or cause to make a clicking sound: to click one's heels
7.  (usually foll by on) computing to press and release (a button on a mouse) or to select (a particular function) by pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
8.  slang (intr) to be a great success: that idea really clicked
9.  informal (intr) to become suddenly clear: it finally clicked when her name was mentioned
10.  slang (intr) to go or fit together with ease: they clicked from their first meeting
[C17: of imitative origin]

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1581, of imitative origin; the figurative sense of "fit together" first recorded 1915.
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Medical Dictionary

click (klĭk)
A slight sharp sound, such as that heard from the heart during systole.

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