Click

Definition of Click

Pronunciation: klĭk
v. i.1.To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.
[imp. & p. p. Clicked (klĭkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clicking.]
The varnished clock that clicked behind the door.
- Goldsmith.
v. t.1.To move with the sound of a click.
She clicked back the bolt which held the window sash.
- Thackeray.
2.To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking together, or against something.
[Jove] clicked all his marble thumbs.
- Ben Jonson.
When merry milkmaids click the latch.
- Tennyson.
n.1.A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a pistol.
2.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.
v. t.1.To snatch.
n.1.A detent, pawl, or ratchet, as that which catches the cogs of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion. See Illust. of Ratched wheel.
2.The latch of a door.

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