Definitions

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  • interjection A clacking sound suggesting mechanical motion, as of a railway train.

Etymologies

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Imitative, from clack.

Examples

  • "It's low-tech and simple," he said, adding that the action of the keys and stops "gives you noise all the time -- a kind of clackety-clack."

    post-gazette.com - News

  • The machine was designed in 1949 and was intended to take some of the slog out of scientific calculations that previously were being done using the kind of clackety-clackety-kerchunk mechanical calculators you see in old movies.

    The Inquirer

  • I examined a couple of Brownings last week at a Sportsmans Warehouse and not sure which model they were but the actions were the most clackety, cheap feeling things I'd ever held in a bolt action.

    SHOT Show Report: Browning X-Bolt and Winchester Model 1894

  • He sat, very much like a little bird in a children's story, straight backed, light, on the edge of the seat and bent a bit forward, making a clackety sound that may have been bones.

    Yard Man

  • I examined a couple of Brownings last week at a Sportsmans Warehouse and not sure which model they were but the actions were the most clackety, cheap feeling things I'd ever held in a bolt action.

    SHOT Show Report: Browning X-Bolt and Winchester Model 1894

  • There were a few teletype machines chugging way faintly in the rear, but it dawned on me that the clackety-clack background sounds that you heard on TV were piped-in sound effects.

    Walter and me (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • I loved the clackety-clack of racing wheels, the hoarse whistle of an approaching engine, the excitement of a new house, another set of friends.

    A House on Wheels : Anita Rau Badami talks about her novel Tamarind Woman

  • I've read white chapel gods. good dark, lcickety clackety stuff. well imagined world, well written story. the gods were a bit odd, but overall a book I could recommend. looking for more from this author. blog comments powered by Disqus

    WHITECHAPEL GODS & LEVIATHAN – A STEAMPUNK EXTRAVAGANZA! | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews

  • When you go to that lecture, to take notes that don't go clackety, clackety, clackety clack.

    Words Of Wisdom For The New College Set

  • There were a few teletype machines chugging way faintly in the rear, but it dawned on me that the clackety-clack background sounds that you heard on TV were piped-in sound effects.

    Jack Bog's Blog: July 2009 Archives

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