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click, noun

Forms:
Also (rarely) klick.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Special sense of general English click ‘a slight, sharp, hard, non-ringing sound of concussion’ (OED).
Any of a group of speech sounds of the Khoisan languages (and some of the Nguni languages, particularly Xhosa) formed on an ingressive air stream and caused by the sudden withdrawal of the tongue from the part of the mouth with which it is in contact; clack; clap noun3 sense 1; cluck. Also attributive. See also clacking, clock.
1829 C. Rose Four Yrs in Sn Afr. 164After repeated attempts, we failed in giving the true pronunciation to their names; which was, in truth, no easy thing, many of their words commencing with a click, a kind of sound in the throat, that mingles with the syllable.
1992 V. Mayekiso in Focus on Afr. Apr.June 51The Xhosa language has almost 2500 words that have clicks, a sixth of the language; the Zulu language, whose nation abuts the land of the Xhosas, has 400 words that use clicks. The Sothos also have clicks whose frequency diminishes in direct proportion to the increase in distance.
Any of a group of speech sounds of the Khoisan languages (and some of the Nguni languages, particularly Xhosa) formed on an ingressive air stream and caused by the sudden withdrawal of the tongue from the part of the mouth with which it is in contact; clack; clapnoun1; cluck. Also attributive.

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