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A repeated clicking sound as of shoe heels on a hard surface.
pitter-patter, tapping, pattering, drumming, drumbeat, clatter, beat, beating, tattoo, pounding, throb, pulsation, rat-a-tat, pit-a-pat, clack, click-clack, clacketing, thrum, thrummingView synonyms
- ‘As the arguments drone on, we become aware - it almost seems unintentional - of the sound of an abacus, click-clack, click-clack.’
- ‘As the familiar click-clack of her shoes hit his ears, Alex looked up to his mother and shovelled a folded fried egg into his mouth.’
- ‘I flicked it on and could hear the familiar click-clack of Dad typing on his computer.’
- ‘We can all hear the click-clack of the keyboard.’
- ‘‘Okay, girls,’ I heard the click-clack of Marissa's shoes as she walked steadily over to us, holding the plastic bags, which contained our tour outfits.’
- ‘She was quite photogenic and looked like a neighbor who, when she walked, would make a click-clack sound with the heel of her shoes.’
- ‘Relena tried not to look suspicious as she heard the click-clack of footsteps heading towards her, and hoped that whoever it was would walk past.’
- ‘The click-clack Casio soundtrack sounds hollow and soulless, like Depeche Mode played through a Fisher Price boom box.’
- ‘We can take the click-clack better than that squeak.’
- ‘Inside the Weisman Art Museum, the click-clack of high heels reverberates throughout the hushed gallery's hallways.’
- ‘The third track, ‘Incidental Backloth,’ begins with a repetitive throb somewhere between the click-clack of a train and the tick-tick of a wristwatch.’
- ‘She bolted out of the room, her heels making a click-clack on the wood floor.’
- ‘But when Hayley Turner has donned her pointed stilettos beneath trademark blue jeans, the horses no longer have a monopoly of the click-clack.’
- ‘The steady thrum of air-conditioning followed by the click-clack of the overhead fans raged together in a unique symphony.’
- ‘The other kids settled into the ride as the steady click-clack of the wheels accelerated again.’
- ‘I heard the click-clack of boots and someone pushed me over.’
- ‘It wasn't the ominous click-clack of the dark figure however.’
- ‘The sound effects are well done with the click-clack of the cars hitting the ground after doing a jump, and the weapon sounds are very appropriate.’
no object , with adverbial of direction Move with a repeated clicking sound.‘the train clickety-clacked along the tracks’
- ‘I hear the high heels of my mum go clickety-clack in the stoop and the booming voice of my father echoing through the house.’
- ‘‘I have no doubt anybody will be able to use their stem cells for an array of treatments we're not even thinking about yet,’ he says, as the machine click-clacks by his side.’
- ‘About 45 minutes after the scheduled time, the two stars made a grand entry and the lens men went clickety-clack.’
- ‘Cameras went clickety-clack, preserving the moment on film.’
- ‘But if you like clickety-clacking on a keyboard for a living, there isn't a carnival for you.’
- ‘His deft command has them dancing delicately on the edge of chaos, clickety-clacking up a racket of rare beauty.’
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