1. A brief, sharp sound: the click of a door latch.
2. A mechanical device, such as a pawl, that snaps into position.
3. Computer Science An instance of pressing down and releasing a button on a pointing device, such as a mouse.
4. Linguistics Any of various implosive stops, such as that of English tsk, produced by raising the back of the tongue to make contact with the palate and simultaneously closing the lips or touching the teeth or alveolar ridge with the tip and sides of the tongue, and found as phonemic consonants especially in the Khoisan and some Bantu languages. Also called suction stop. See Usage Note at !Kung.
v.clicked, click·ing, clicks
1. To produce a click or series of clicks.
2. Computer Science To press down and release a button on a pointing device in order to select an item on a display screen or activate a command or function.
a. To be a great success: The play clicked on Broadway.
b. To function well together; hit it off.
c. To become clear; fall into place.
1. To cause to click, as by striking together: clicked his heels.
2. Computer Science To press down and release (a button on a pointing device). Often used with on.
click /klk/ n. a light, snapping sound: the click of a camera shutter v.1 [I] to make a clicking sound: The key clicked as it turned in the lock.2 [T] to move s.t. that makes a click: He clicked the light switch on.3phrasal v.insep. [T] to click with s.o.: to get along well with or be a success with s.o.: The young couple clicked with each other the first time that they met.||The product (idea, solution, etc.) clicked with customers and became popular.