- 1[intransitive] when a chicken clucks, it makes a series of short low sounds
- 2[intransitive] to make a short low sound with your tongue to show that you feel sorry for somebody or that you disapprove of something The teacher clucked sympathetically at the child's story. Word Origin late 15th cent.: imitative, corresponding to Danish klukke, Swedish klucka.
BrE BrE//klʌk//; NAmE NAmE//klʌk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cluck
BrE BrE//klʌk//; NAmE NAmE//klʌk//he / she / it clucks
BrE BrE//klʌks//; NAmE NAmE//klʌks//past simple clucked
BrE BrE//klʌkt//; NAmE NAmE//klʌkt//past participle clucked
BrE BrE//klʌkt//; NAmE NAmE//klʌkt//-ing form clucking
BrE BrE//ˈklʌkɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklʌkɪŋ//