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cluck

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

cluckv. i. [AS. cloccian; cf. D. klokken, G. glucken, glucksen, LG. klukken, Dan. klukke; all prob. of imitative origin.].
     To make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen.  Ray.  [1913 Webster]
cluckv. t. 
     To call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens.  [1913 Webster]
    "She, poor hen, fond of no second brood,
    Has clucked three to the wars.
    "  [1913 Webster]
cluckn. 
  •  The call of a hen to her chickens.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A click. See 3d Click, 2.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cluck, n. & v.
--n.
1 a guttural cry like that of a hen.
2 sl. a silly or foolish person (dumb cluck).
--v.intr. emit a cluck or clucks.

Etymology
imit.

THESAURUS

cluck

cackle, call, carol, caw, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, chuck, clack, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, croak, cronk, crow, cuckoo, dimwit, drum, dumb, gabble, gaggle, gobble, guggle, honk, hoo, hoot, peep, pip, pipe, quack, roll, scold, sing, squawk, trill, tweet, twit, twitter, warble, whistle

ROGET THESAURUS

cluck

Ululation

VB cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow, growl, snarl, bark, bow-wow, yelp, bay, bay at the moon, yap, yip, yipe, growl, yarr, yawl, snarl, howl, grunt, gruntle, snort, squeak neigh, whinny, bray, mew, mewl, meow, purr, caterwaul, pule, baa, bleat, low, moo, troat, croak, peep, coo, gobble, quack, honk, gaggle, guggle, crow, caw, squawk, screech cackle, cluck, clack, chuck, chuckle, hoot, hoo, chirp, cheep, chirrup, twitter, cuckoo, warble, trill, tweet, pipe, whistle, hum, buzz, hiss, blatter, ratatat.


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