Knack

Definition of Knack

Pronunciation: năk
v. i.1.To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink.
2.To speak affectedly.
n.1.A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap.
- Shak.
2.A readiness in performance; aptness at doing a specific task; skill; aptitude; facility; dexterity; - often used with for; as, a knack for playing the guitar.
The fellow . . . has not the knack with his shears.
- B. Jonson.
The dean was famous in his time,
And had a kind of knack at rhyme.
- Swift.
3.Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.
For how should equal colors do the knack !
- Pope.

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