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Make a series of sharp sounds as a result of a hard object striking another:‘the tranquil clacketing of the train’
beat, rhythm, patter, tap, chatter, pounding, thump, thumping, thud, thudding, rattle, rattling, pitter-patter, rat-a-tat, pit-a-pat, thrum, tattoo, vibration, throb, throbbing, pulsationView synonyms
- ‘She could hear only the clacketing of the typewriter or the scrape of a pen across a yellow page.’
- ‘There's an ice cream plant and softly clacketing, passing trains.’
- ‘It's a place where you'd expect to bump into the next up and coming writer, clacketing away on his laptop, or a photographer snapping pictures of a model on a location shoot.’
- ‘As I sit here, clacketing away at the keyboard I'm looking at possible songs to plop up here on the server.’
- ‘I could see, hear, feel, and even smell that engine clacketing down the track pulling the train around each curve!’
Late 16th century: from French claquet, from claquer to clack.
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