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A click is a sound that results from some sort of movement. This word is especially common when talking about the use of the internet.

  • You use a mouse to click on links on a website.
  • Your finger pushes down on a button and it makes a clicking noise.
  • This website receives thousands and thousands of clicks in the course of one day.
  • When you clicked on the link, it brought you here.

When used as a verb, the word "click" has an "ed" ending in the past tense and as a past participle:

simplepastpast participle
  • She clicked on the link. (past tense)
  • The link was clicked but nothing happened. (past tense, passive voice)
  • A visitor to a website clicks on links for additional information. (present tense)

There are other uses for the word "click."

  • The idea of riding around in a driverless car is beginning to click. (The idea is becoming popular yet not in reality.)
  • There’s a clicking noise coming from underneath the car. That’s not good.
  • Each time someone enters a Target (the retailer), an electronic counter clicks to register the visit.
  • A pen makes a clicking noise when you push forward or push back the ink.
  • Jennifer uses a clicker when she gives a presentation. The clicker moves the next slide forward.
  • Some websites are cluttered with click bait. (click bait = a picture or a link that makes a person want to click but the resulting content is thin and it’s loaded with advertising.)

clciking thing

This thing makes a clicking noise.


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This page was published on April 3, 2017.