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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kluhk]
    • /klʌk/
    • /klʌk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kluhk]
    • /klʌk/

Definitions of cluck word

  • verb cluck When a hen clucks, it makes short, low noises. 3
  • verb cluck To cluck over someone or something means to behave in a fussy or protective way. 3
  • verb cluck To cluck at someone or something means to make disapproving noises or say things in a disapproving way. 3
  • noun cluck the low clicking sound made by a hen or any similar sound 3
  • verb cluck (of a hen) to make a clicking sound 3
  • verb cluck to call or express (a feeling) by making a similar sound 3

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Origin of cluck

First appearance:

before 1475
One of the 25% oldest English words
1475-85; variant of clock1 (now dial. and Scot), Middle English clokken, Old English cloccian to cluck; cognate with Dutch klokken

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Parts of speech for Cluck


cluck popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for cluck

verb cluck

  • coo — When a dove or pigeon coos, it makes the soft sounds that doves and pigeons typically make.
  • cackle — If someone cackles, they laugh in a loud unpleasant way, often at something bad that happens to someone else.
  • chuck — When you chuck something somewhere, you throw it there in a casual or careless way.
  • squawk — to utter a loud, harsh cry, as a duck or other fowl when frightened.
  • clack — If things clack or if you clack them, they make a short loud noise, especially when they hit each other.

noun cluck

  • yoo-hoo — to get or attempt to get someone's attention by or as if by calling “yoo-hoo”: yoo-hooing across the back fence.
  • mewling — to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.
  • nicker — a person or thing that nicks.
  • moo — MUD Object Oriented
  • meow — the characteristic sound a cat makes.

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