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"cluck one's tongue"

Discussion in 'English Only' started by carolmoraiss, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. carolmoraiss

    carolmoraiss Senior Member

    Brazil
    Portuguese
  2. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    to cluck one's tongue = to tut. (Often with the nuance that the people (usually women) are doing it from disapproval.)

    To cluck = to make a sound like a hen calling her chickens.
     
  3. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    It's in our dictionary. See cluck
     
  4. carolmoraiss

    carolmoraiss Senior Member

    Brazil
    Portuguese
    but what knid of feelings are expressed by doing that? I have found some definitions in several different dictionaries, but I'd like to have your opinion...considering the context of the sentence.
     
  5. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    Please read post #2.
     
  6. carolmoraiss

    carolmoraiss Senior Member

    Brazil
    Portuguese
    oh, that's great. Thanks, PaulQ!
     
  7. mplsray Senior Member

    Also written "tsk." From the American Heritage Dictionary:

    From the Random House Unabridged Dictionary:

     

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