- 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.
- I turned the key, the lock gave a and the door opened.
- a of one"s fingers
- (context, phonetics) An ingressive sound made by coarticulate, coarticulating a velar or uvular closure with another closure.
- Sound made by a dolphin.
- The act of operating a switch, etc., so that it clicks.
- The act of pressing a button on a computer mouse.
- (slang) A kilometre.
- The term is used in countries that have adopted the metric system. In USA, it is commonly used in war and science fiction films; for example, the target is 5 clicks north.
- The term used to show approval, acceptance, or general agreement.
- French: clic
- Dutch: klikken
- German: Klick , Mausklick
- (transitive) To operate (a switch, etc) so that it makes a click.
- (transitive) To press and release (a button on a computer mouse).
- (transitive) To select a software item using, usually, but not always, the pressing of a mouse button.
- (transitive) To cause to make a click.
- (intransitive) To emit a click.
- He bent his fingers back until the joints clicked.
- (intransitive) To click the left button of a computer mouse while pointing.
- Click here to go to the next page.
- (intransitive) To make sense suddenly.
- Then it clicked - I had been going the wrong way all that time.
- (intransitive) To get on well at a first meeting.
- When we met at the party, we just clicked and we"ve been best friends ever since.
Etymology: Imitative of the "click" sound; first recorded in the 1500s.
- French: cliquer (on: sur)
- German: klicken, (click on: anklicken)
- Italian: cliccare (on: su)
- Spanish: cliquear, hacer clic
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