Adjective "clacking" definition and examples

(Clacking may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/klak/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make a sharp sound or series of sounds as a result of a hard object striking another.
  1. with object 'he clacked the bones together'
  2. 'Her blue satin heels clacked alarmingly in the empty hall, but she didn't care.'
  3. 'Faith's white heels clacked on the pavement as they headed for the wide church double doors.'
  4. 'Tyler and Nannette's glasses clack together when they kiss for example, and the excuses they find to hang out with one another are both convincing and romantic.'
  5. 'The piper takes up his flute; someone else clacks maracas.'
  6. 'She spoke under her breath, clacked her tongue in her mouth like a lizard, fanned herself with a piece of paper drawn from her bag.'
  7. 'With a click of a sharp heel, Mrs. Watson clacked down a narrow sidewalk leading to a small brick building.'
  8. 'The demon clacked its long talons together, a scowl on its ugly face.'
  9. 'My teeth began clacking together as soon as we went out into the night, as my warm, sluggish body adjusted to the change.'
  10. 'His boots clicked and clacked across the hard stone floor.'
  11. 'The sound of DVD cases clacking together brought her back to the video store and she looked toward the sound to see Blake absently flipping through DVDs in a drawer.'

noun

A sharp sound or series of sounds.
  1. 'Just then the front door slammed and the clack of shoes was heard on the wood floor.'
  2. 'After that you might as well drink to the peacefulness too, uninterrupted but for the clack of a distant tractor.'
  3. 'He closed the oaken door behind them gently, trying to muffle the resounding clack as the lock caught in the latch with a hand.'
  4. 'She sighed from behind him and he heard a small clack as she set her brush down.'
  5. 'Unrolling it with a few clacks, he revealed the map's contents.'
  6. 'The jar tipped over, and hundreds of wooden clacks could be heard as the pencils littered the ground.'
  7. 'He finished loading the gun and closed the cartridge with a clack.'
  8. 'Eventually he heard the soft clack of footsteps.'
  9. 'They mark our passing with a reproachful squawk and a clack of their fishy bills.'
  10. 'From downstairs, I heard the clack of the front door.'
  11. 'her clack would go all day'

More definitions

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.|-

More examples(as adjective)

"heels can be clacking."

"floors can be clacking."

Origin

(clack)Middle English: imitative.