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The word cluck 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 cluck

What does cluck mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: clucks

  1. the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of cluck: clucking
    • more generic word: cry = the characteristic utterance of an animal

Alternative definition of the noun cluck


  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.

Definition of the verb cluck

What does cluck mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: clucked | clucking | clucks

  1. make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens

Alternative definition of the verb cluck


  1. To make such a sound.
  2. [British, drug slang] to suffer withdrawal from heroin.


"Cluck" is a 2011 adventure short film written and directed by Michael Lavelle.


  1. Cluck is a fictional character from the short film Cluck.
  2. Cluck is a fictional character from the 1998 film Hi-Life.

There are other characters with in their name, like Buck Cluck.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cluck

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Google previewHistory of Western Nebraska and Its People (1921)

General History. Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes Counties. A Group Often Called the Panhandle of Nebraska by Grant Lee Shumway

Cluck is an earnest worker, while Mr. Cluck is a staunch ...

Google previewThe Critic (1903)

by Jeannette Leonard Gilder, Joseph Benson Gilder

Cluck is the name of a hen in Pennsylvania. Fetched is used for bewitched or crazy, in the eastern part of the United States. Wood tip, in college boys' parlance means an ironical applause by stamping the feet. Wide-awake is not an ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Horse Lover (2008)

The Best Experts' Guide for a Happy, Healthy Horse with Stories and Photos of Awe-Inspiring Equines by Marty Becker, Gina Spadafori, Audrey Pavia, Mikkel Becker

Chera Cluck is a former jockey and currently full-time trainer of thoroughbreds at Santa Anita. Chera's philosophy that the horse comes first and that they are a gift from God to nurture and protect, ...

Google previewStudies in Process Philosophy I (2013)

by Robert C. Whittemore

The cluck is a sign which refers to a shadow overhead, and the effect of the sign ( or the interpretant, as Peirce called it) is the scurrying of chicks. Gestures and sounds do not become language until the meanings embodied are much more ...

Google previewStorey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 3rd Edition (2010)

Care, Feeding, Facilities by Gail Damerow

Cluck is a short, low-pitched repetitive sound made by a hen with chicks. Some setting hens start clucking well before ...

Google previewThe Richard Burton Diaries (2012)

by Richard Burton, Chris Williams

2“ Clara Cluck is a Disney character but this may NOVEMBER1971 511.

Google previewThe Gentlemlen's Lexicon; Or, A Pocket Dictionary, Containing Nearly Every Work in the English Language (1835)

Being Also Particularly Adapted to the Use of Academies and Schools by William Grimshaw

To cluck ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address (2008)

by Leslie Dunkling

Cluck, you dumb Used mainly in American rather than ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Illinois (1913)

by Newton Bateman

Unger, Louisa B, Cluck, Josephine M. Kramer, Allce Watson, Matilda IP, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

*Cluck, n. A counterfeit coin: 1904, No. 1500, Life in Sing Sing ; ...

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Usage statistics about cluck

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

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


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Cluck Meaning

Video shows what cluck means. The sound made by a hen, especially when brooding, or calling her chicks.. Any sound similar to this.. A kind of tongue click ...

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Quotes about Cluck

Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond.
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms ups. (Ogden Nash)
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Scrabble value of C3L1U1C3K5

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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