Complete Definition of "knack"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/næk/
audio|en-us-knack.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æk

Noun
en-noun

  1. A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something; skill; facility; dexterity.

#* 2005, w:Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination|254a.
#*: The sophist runs for conver to the darkness of what is not and attaches himself to it by some knack of his;

  1. A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
  2. Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.

Translations
trans-top|A readiness in performance
Finnish: taito
French: aptitude f, talent m
trans-mid
Portuguese: talento m
Spanish: tranquillo m
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb

  1. To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink.
  2. To speak affectedly.

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