cluck vs clucking what difference

what is difference between cluck and clucking

English

Alternative forms

  • clutch (dialectal)
  • clock

Etymology

From Middle English clokken, clocken, from Old English cloccian (to cluck, make a noise), from Proto-Germanic *klukkwōną (to make a sound, cluck), of imitative origin. Cognate with Scots clok, clock (to cluck), Dutch klokken (to cluck), Low German klucken (to cluck), German glucken (to cluck), Danish klukke (to cluck), Swedish klucka (to cluck), Icelandic klökkva (to sob, whine, cluck).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /klʌk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌk

Noun

cluck (plural clucks)

  1. The sound made by a hen, especially when brooding, or calling her chicks.
  2. Any sound similar to this.
  3. A kind of tongue click used to urge on a horse.

Translations

Verb

cluck (third-person singular simple present clucks, present participle clucking, simple past and past participle clucked)

  1. (intransitive) To make such a sound.
  2. (transitive) To cause (the tongue) to make a clicking sound.
    My mother clucked her tongue in disapproval.
  3. To call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens.
  4. (Britain, drug slang) to suffer withdrawal from heroin.

Translations

See also

  • cackle


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈklʌkɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌkɪŋ

Verb

clucking

  1. present participle of cluck

Noun

clucking (plural cluckings)

  1. The action of the verb cluck; a cluck sound.

Adjective

clucking (not comparable)

  1. (slang, euphemistic) fucking (as intensifier)
    That clucking bastard!

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