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clacking, verbal noun

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EnglishShow more Special sense of general English clacking ‘the making of a sharp, hard noise; chatter of tongues’ (OED).
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The action of producing a speech sound known as a click; clapping; clocking, see clock.
1601 J. Lancaster in R. Raven-Hart Before Van Riebeeck (1967) 24Their language is very hard to be pronounced, by reason of a kinde of clacking with the tongue; so that we could not learne one worde of their language.
[1841 B. Shaw Memorials 19Almost all their monosyllables, and the leading syllables in compound words are thrown out of the mouth with a sudden retraction of the tongue from the teeth or palate, and sound not unlike the clacking of a hen with her chickens.]
The action of producing a speech sound known as a click; clapping; clocking, see clock.

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