a slight, sharp sound:
At the click of the latch, the dog barked.
a small device for preventing backward movement of a mechanism, as a detent or pawl.
Phonetics. any one of a variety of ingressive, usually implosive, speech sounds, phonemic in some languages, produced by suction occlusion and plosive or affricative release.
any one of a variety of familiar sounds used in calling or urging on horses or other animals, in expressing reprimand or sympathy, or produced in audible kissing.
Computers. the act of rapidly depressing and releasing a button on a mouse or other input device, usually the left-hand button, as to select an icon.
verb (used without object)
to emit or make a slight, sharp sound, or series of such sounds, as by the cocking of a pistol:
The door clicked shut.
Computers. to rapidly depress and release one of the buttons on a mouse or other input device, usually the left-hand button:
Just click on the link to get to the site.
verb (used with object)
to cause to click.
to strike together with a click:
He clicked his heels and saluted.
a short light often metallic sound
(phonetics) any of various stop consonants, found in Khoisan and as borrowings in southern Bantu languages, that are produced by the suction of air into the mouth
(US & Canadian, slang) a kilometre
(computing) an act of pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
to make or cause to make a clicking sound: to click one’s heels
(usually foll by on) (computing) to press and release (a button on a mouse) or to select (a particular function) by pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
(intransitive) (slang) to be a great success: that idea really clicked
(intransitive) (informal) to become suddenly clear: it finally clicked when her name was mentioned
(intransitive) (slang) to go or fit together with ease: they clicked from their first meeting
1580s, of imitative origin (cf. Dutch and East Frisian klikken “to click; Old French clique “tick of a clock”). The figurative sense, in reference usually to persons, “hit it off at once, become friendly upon meeting” is from 1915, perhaps based on the sound of a key in a lock. Related: Clicked; clicking.
1610s, from click (v.). Click-beetle attested from 1830.
A slight sharp sound, such as that heard from the heart during systole.
To press and release a button on a mouse or other pointing device. This generates an event, also specifying the screen position, which is processed by the window manager or application program.
On a mouse with more than one button, the unqualified term usually implies pressing the left-most button (with the right index finger), other buttons would be qualified, e.g. “right-click”. Multiple clicks in quick succession, e.g. a double-click, often have a different meaning from slow single clicks. Keyboard modifiers may also be used, e.g. “shift-click”, meaning to hold down the shift key on the keyboard while clicking the mouse button.
If the mouse moves while the button is pressed then this is a drag.
/ˈklɪkəbəl/ adjective 1. (of a website) having links that can be accessed by clicking a computer mouse: a clickable map adjective pertaining that which can be clicked on and get a response, esp. a hyperlink that opens a new data area when clicked Usage Note computing
noun 1. any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae, having the ability to spring up with a clicking sound when placed on their backs. noun 1. any beetle of the family Elateridae, which have the ability to right themselves with a snapping movement when placed on their backs Also called snapping beetle, skipjack See […]
[klik-er] /ˈklɪk ər/ noun 1. someone or something that clicks. 2. (def 2). /ˈklɪkə/ noun 1. a person or thing that clicks 2. (informal) a foreman in a shoe factory or printing works noun The remote-control device of a piece of electronics (1980s+)
[klik-i-tee-klak] /ˈklɪk ɪ tiˈklæk/ noun 1. a rhythmic, swiftly paced succession of alternating clicks and clacks, as the sound produced by the wheels of a train moving over tracks.