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Definitions of click

  1. click repeatedly or uncontrollably, as of teeth
  2. a short light metallic sound
  3. make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
  4. depression of a button on a computer mouse; " a click on the right button for example"
  5. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
  6. a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth ( as in Bantu)
  7. produce a click; " Xhosa speakers click"
  8. move or strike with a click; " then the brightness as he clicked on the light."
  9. make a clicking or ticking sound; " The clock ticked away"
  10. cause to make a snapping sound; " snap your fingers"
  11. move or strike with a noise; " he clicked on the light"; " his arm was snapped forward"
  12. click repeatedly or uncontrollably; " Chattering teeth"
  13. To make a slight, sharp noise ( or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.
  14. To move with the sound of a click.
  15. To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking together, or against something.
  16. A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a pistol.
  17. A kind of articulation used by the natives of Southern Africa, consisting in a sudden withdrawal of the end or some other portion of the tongue from a part of the mouth with which it is in contact, whereby a sharp, clicking sound is produced. The sounds are four in number, and are called cerebral, palatal, dental, and lateral clicks or clucks, the latter being the noise ordinarily used in urging a horse forward.
  18. To snatch.
  19. A detent, pawl, or ratchet, as that which catches the cogs of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion. See Illust. of Ratched wheel.
  20. The latch of a door.
  21. A slight, sharp sound; a catch for holding a bolt.
  22. To make, or cause to make, a short, sharp noise.
  23. A short, sharp clack or sound: anything that makes such a sound, as a small piece of iron falling into a notched wheel.
  24. To make a light, sharp sound.
  25. A short, sharp sound.
  26. To give a click.
  27. To make or cause to make a click.
  28. A short sharp sound; the latch of a door; a small piece of iron that falls into a notched or relehet wheel.
  29. To cause to click.
  30. To make a small sharp sound, or a succession of such sounds, as by a gentle striking.
  31. A sharp sound louder than a tick and thinner than a clack; a small piece of iron falling into a notched wheel.
  32. To strike louder and fuller than a tick.
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Usage examples for click

  1. Through the darkness came the sound of one springing aside with a great start, and the click of a gun- lock. – What's Mine's Mine V1 by George MacDonald
  2. " Father, I hear the click of the gate. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  3. We heard Tiger Lily's toe- nails click- click- click along behind him. – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  4. The same moment the pendulum gave a click and stopped; one more rattle of rain against the windows, and then the wind stopped also. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  5. There was a pause, then click! – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  6. As he sat there a choking lump rose in his throat with a sudden click, and in a minute or so more he was wiping away hot rolling tears with the back of his rough hand. – One Day At Arle by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. Joost arrived not long after Mr. Gillat; Julia heard the gate click as she was taking the meat from before the fire. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  8. They pierced into my soul and we seemed to click, just like always, only this time it was as though all our life together passed between us. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  9. For on the floor above they both heard soft footsteps- then a faint click, as though a door had been gently closed. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  10. Pretty soon, I heerd a hoss a- comin' up the street- clickety, clickety, clickety, click. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  11. " All right," and he heard the click of her receiver. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  12. The man Frank heard the click of the raising hammer. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  13. He heard the latch click, and then all was quiet. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  14. She closed the door of the room with a determined click and stood for a moment with her head high. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  15. Again a click from Lexington. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  16. The telegraph instrument called to him and he turned to it, giving the answering click. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  17. The children's thanks were cut short by the click of a latch- key in the hall- door. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
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