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Click appears in the following tongue twister:

  • click, clap, pluck

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun click:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb click:


The word click is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun click

What does click mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: clicks

  1. a short light metallic sound
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of click: chink / clink
    • more generic word: sound = the sudden occurrence of an audible event
  2. a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
  3. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of click: detent / dog / pawl
    • more generic words: catch / stop = a restraint that checks the motion of something
    • part of: rachet / ratch / ratchet = mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
  4. depression of a button on a computer mouse
    • example: a click on the right button for example
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of click: mouse click
    • more generic word: depression = pushing down

Alternative definition of the noun click


  1. A brief, sharp, not particularly loud, relatively high-pitched sound produced by the impact something small and hard against something hard, such as by the operation of a switch, a lock or a latch, or a finger pressed against the thumb and then released to strike the hand.
  2. [context: phonetics] An ingressive sound made by coarticulating a velar or uvular closure with another closure.
  3. Sound made by a dolphin.
  4. The act of operating a switch, etc., so that it clicks.
  5. The act of pressing a button on a computer mouse.
  6. [slang] A kilometre.
  7. The term used to show approval, acceptance, or general agreement.

Definition of the verb click

What does click mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: clicked | clicking | clicks

  1. move or strike with a noise
  2. make a clicking or ticking sound
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of click: tick
    • more generic words: go / sound = make a certain noise or sound
  3. click repeatedly or uncontrollably
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of click: chatter
    • more generic words: go / sound = make a certain noise or sound
  4. cause to make a snapping sound
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Jennifer craned her neckVerbs Involving the Body: arch, bare, bat, beat, blow, clench, close, cock, crane, crook, cross, drum, flap, flash, flex, flick, flutter, fold, gnash, grind, hang, hunch, kick, knit, open, pucker, purse, raise, roll, rub, shake, show, shuffle, smack, snap, stamp, stretch, toss, turn, twiddle, twitch, wag, waggle, wiggle, wring, wrinkle
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] at [Cause]Jennifer rolled her eyes at his behavior
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Jennifer wagged her finger at the naughty child
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument] against / on [Patient]Paula hit the stick against/on the fenceVerbs of Contact by Impact: bang, bash, dash, squash, tamp, thump, thwack, whack
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Paul hit the door open with his foot | Paula swatted the fly dead with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Paul hit the window to pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Paul hit the window to pieces with a hammer
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherPaula hit the sticks together
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]The stick hit the fence
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The stick hit the door open
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The hammer hit the window to pieces
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of click: flick / snap
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  5. produce a click
  6. make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
  7. become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

Alternative definition of the verb click


  1. [transitive] To cause to make a click, eg to operate (a switch, etc) so that it makes a click.
  2. [transitive] (direct and indirect) To press and release (a button on a computer mouse).
  3. [transitive] To select a software item using, usually, but not always, the pressing of a mouse button.
  4. [transitive, advertising] To visit a web site.
  5. [intransitive] To emit a click.
  6. [intransitive] To click the left button of a computer mouse while pointing.
  7. [intransitive] To make sense suddenly.
  8. [intransitive] To get on well.

Other definitions of click

What does click also mean?


  1. The sound of a click.


  1. "Click": In Columbia Pictures/Revolution Studios’ comedy Click, Adam Sandler portrays Michael Newman, a family man whose busy career as an architect doesn’t leave much time for his wife, Donna, and two kids. Unable to figure out which of his many remotes turns on the television, he goes shopping for a universal remote and finds the perfect device through Morty, who gives him a one-of-a-kind remote with magical powers. With each click, Michael is able to control his career and personal life. But complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. Click also stars David Hasselhoff as Michael’s boss, Henry Winkler and Julie Kavner as his parents and Sean Astin.
  2. "Click" is a 2010 Hindi horror film starring Shreyas Talpade. The film is an unofficial remake of the 2004 Thai horror film Shutter.
  3. Click is a Filipino youth-oriented TV series produced and aired by GMA Network from December 4, 1999 to July 24, 2004. The show jump-started the careers of the several popular young actors and actresses in the Philippines today, such as Richard Gutierrez, Alessandra de Rossi, Angel Locsin, Jake Cuenca, JC de Vera, Jennylyn Mercado, Bianca King and many more. The series is shown every Saturday and was conceived to fill in the void of T.G.I.S. on its timeslot after VIVA withdrew co-productions with GMA.
  4. Click is an American television game show based around computers and the then-relatively novel medium of the Internet. The youth-oriented series was created by Merv Griffin and hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
  5. "Click" is a 2013 comedy drama film written by Yanna Baizer, Tom Slater, Christine Chew and directed by Chris Chew.
  6. "Click" is a film, directed by Nicholas Huntley.
  7. "Click": Go behind the scenes of one of the hottest and most-sizzling photo shoots you'll ever see with Chi Chi LaRue and the guys of Click.


  1. "Click" is a work of collaborative fiction written by David Almond, Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle, Deborah Ellis, Nick Hornby, Margo Lanagan, Gregory Maguire, Ruth Ozeki, Linda Sue Park, and Tim Wynne-Jones. It is about a photographer named George G. Keane, his grandchildren, Jason and Margaret, and how they affected the lives of different people, such as a Russian prisoner and an Irish teen.
  2. "Click" is a book by Lynn Crosbie.


"Click" a.k.a. "Click!" is a video game.


  1. "Click": Soundboy è l'album di debutto di Entics, pubblicato il 20 settembre 2011 dalla Sony Music, e prodotto dall'etichetta Tempi Duri Records del rapper Fabri Fibra. L'album debutta alla posizione numero 4 della classifica italiana.
    • also known as Lungo la strada
    • released on
  2. "CLICK" is a musical single of ClariS.
    • released on
  3. "Click" is a musical album of Antonelli Electr..
    • released on (14 years ago)
  4. "Click" is a musical EP of Aphelion.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  5. "Click" is a musical album of Fundación Tony Manero.


  1. Click a.k.a. Clifford Stine, ASC, was a cinematographer known for working on western and horror movies.
  2. Click a.k.a. Tom Magliozzi: Thomas Louis Magliozzi is an American radio talk show host. He and his younger brother Ray Magliozzi, also known collectively as Click and Clack, The Tappet Brothers, are the hosts of National Public Radio's Car Talk.
  3. Click a.k.a. Ray Magliozzi is a Voice Actor, a Radio Talk Show Host and a Mechanic.

There are other people with in their name, like Click Mort, Click Weston and Shannan Click.


Click a.k.a. The Click is a hip hop group consisting of 4 members from Vallejo, California. The groups members are E-40, his cousin B-Legit, his brother D-Shot, and his sister Suga-T. Together the group has released three studio albums.


  1. Click a.k.a. Click Magazine is a sub-brand of Click Media.
  2. Click a.k.a. Click Media: Canadian and Irish Publishing Company. Products include Click Magazine, Click Magazine, Clickonline.
  3. Click is a record label.
  4. Click a.k.a. is the digital arm of Click Media. All content produced for Click Magazine Ireland and Canada is uploaded to the site as well as up to date content that occurs between magazine issues. Click has an iPhone app and Android app, partnership with O2 Ireland called O2 Click.


  1. Click is a weekly BBC television programme covering news and recent developments in the world of consumer technology, presented by Spencer Kelly.
  2. Click a.k.a. Click! is a Romanian tabloid newspaper owned by Adevărul Holding media company. In 2009, Click! had the top sales in Romania, with 208,903 sold on issue.
  3. Click: Click! is a series of erotic Italian comic books written and illustrated by comic book creator Milo Manara. It was first published in 1983 as Il gioco in the Italian Playmen and as Déclic in L'Écho des savanes in France. Three sequels have followed, in 1991, 1994 and 2001.
  4. Click a.k.a. Digital Planet: How digital technology affects our lives around the world.
  5. Click is a Canadian instructional television series which aired on CBC Television in 1962.
    • begun on and completed on (52 years ago)
    • country: Canada

Phrases with Click

Phrases starting with the word Click:

  1. click off
  2. click open
  3. Click fraud
  4. Click Wheel
  5. click-clack
  6. click beetle
  7. Click Beetles
  8. Click Through
  9. Click-Through
  10. Click chemistry

Phrases ending with the word Click:

  1. Left-Click
  2. mouse click
  3. Right-Click
  4. Double-click
  5. Middle-Click
  6. Single-Click
  7. Triple-click
  8. clickety-click
  9. Point-and-Click
  10. Quadruple-Click

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Click

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Google previewAustralian English Pronunciation and Transcription (2012)

by Felicity Cox

palatoalveolar and alveolar lateral clicks respectively. The bilabial click is a little like a kiss but without pursed lips. The dental click is the sound often represented orthographically as 'tsk tsk' to indicate displeasure.

Google previewAccess 2013 Bible (2013)

by Michael Alexander, Richard Kusleika

Click refers to pressing the left mouse button once and releasing it. Double-click refers to pressing the left mouse button twice in rapid succession and then releasing it. Right-click refers to pressing the right mouse button once and releasing it.

Google previewLived In Crazy

by Stephen Mosher

The click is that moment that every alcoholic has when they turn the corner. They have had exactly enough...

Google previewPhotoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manual (2011)

by Barbara Brundage

Here's a quick refresher: To click means to move the point of your mouse or trackpad cursor over an object on your screen, and then to press the left mouse or trackpad button once. To right-click means to press the right mouse button once, ...

Google previewWord 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual (2007)

The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

To click means to point the arrow cursor at something on the screen, and then— without moving the cursor at all—to press and release the clicker button on the mouse (or laptop trackpad). To right-click means to do the same thing, but with the ...

Google previewPhotoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual (2010)

by Barbara Brundage

Here's a quick refresher: to click means to move the point of your mouse or trackpad cursor over an object on your screen, and then to press the left mouse or trackpad button once. To right-click means to press the right mouse button once, ...

Google previewPhotoshop Elements 8 for Windows: The Missing Manual (2009)

The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

Here's a quick refresher: to click means to move the point of your mouse or trackpad cursor over an object on your screen, and then to press the left mouse or trackpad button once. To right-click means to press the right mouse button once, ...

Google previewFileMaker Pro 13: The Missing Manual (2014)

by Susan Prosser, Stuart Gripman

To click means to point your cursor (the arrow pointer) at something on the screen and then—without moving the cursor at all—press and release the ...

Google preview50 Cases in Clinical Cardiology (2014)

by Atul Luthra

The mid-systolic click is a high-pitched sharp sound produced by sudden tensing of the redundant mitral leaflet. At times, multiple clicks are appreciated. This is often followed by a mid- or late-systolic murmur that typically has a whooping or ...

Google preview2014 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (2013)

by Chuck Sambuchino

Click is a science and ex- ploration magazine for children ages 3 to 7. Designed and written with the idea that it's never too early to encourage achild's natural ...



Pay Per Click is an advertising program in which ads are placed on your blog and you are paid whenever your visitors click on the ads. It is the most common method bloggers use to make money online. It involves almost no effort and is so ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Information Technology (2007)

by Atlantic

Disabling the Messenger Service Windows 2000 • Click Start-> Settings-> Control Panel-> Administrative Tools->Services Scroll down and highlight " Messenger" Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties. Click the STOP button.

Google previewDictionary of Carbohydrates on CD-ROM (1999)

by Peter M. Collins

Click on File, New to clear the screen so as to draw a new structure (alternatively you can modify the existing structure by deletion or addition of groups and bonds) Select the ring tool icon ...

Google previewIconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art (1852)

When the carriage is drawn out, and the wheel 17 is still in gear with 18, the arm h'" is suspended, and remains so, till by the falling of the lever t, the balance lever s' makes its second fall, and disengages the click by which the arm, h'", ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

click, n. Grose, 1785, Click, a blow...

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Scrabble value of C3L1I1C3K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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