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

Definitions of clucked word

  • verb without object clucked to utter the cry of a hen brooding or calling her chicks. 1
  • verb without object clucked to make a similar sound; express concern, approval, etc., by such a sound. 1
  • verb with object clucked to call or utter by clucking. 1
  • noun clucked the sound uttered by a hen when brooding, or in calling her chicks. 1
  • noun clucked any clucking sound. 1
  • noun clucked Simple past tense and past participle of cluck. 1

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Origin of clucked

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 Clucked


clucked 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.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

clucked usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clucked

verb clucked

  • cackled — Simple past tense and past participle of cackle.
  • squawked — to utter a loud, harsh cry, as a duck or other fowl when frightened.
  • clacked — to make a quick, sharp sound, or a succession of such sounds, as by striking or cracking: The loom clacked busily under her expert hands.
  • cooed — to utter or imitate the soft, murmuring sound characteristic of doves.
  • chucked — Machinery. to hold or secure with a chuck.

noun clucked

  • nickered — neigh.
  • whinnied — to utter the characteristic cry of a horse; neigh.
  • cawed — Simple past tense and past participle of caw.
  • cried — cry

Top questions with clucked

  • the cow who clucked?
  • the cow who clucked activities?

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