knack definition

  • noun:
    • an imaginative, expedient means of performing some thing.
    • A specific talent for some thing, specially one difficult to clarify or instruct. See Synonyms at art1.
    • Archaic A cleverly created unit.
    • Archaic A knickknack.
    • A readiness in performance; aptness at performing anything; skill; center; dexterity.
    • A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
    • One thing done, or even to be achieved, calling for aptness and dexterity; a trick; a computer device.
    • A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
    • A readiness in overall performance; aptness at doing a certain task; skill; aptitude; facility; dexterity; -- often used with for.
    • Something performed, or even to be achieved, needing aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.
    • A crack or snap; a sharp sound; a snap using hand or finger-nail.
    • A dexterous take advantage of; a trick; a computer device; a mockery; a repartee.
    • Readiness; habitual center of performance; dexterity; adroitness.
    • a nifty little trifle; a toy; a knickknack.
    • A kind of figure made of a little number of corn after the collect, and transported when you look at the harvest-home procession.
    • a particular means of doing one thing
  • verb:
    • To break; to create a sharp, abrupt sound to chink.
    • To speak affectedly.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To split; to produce a-sharp, abrupt noise to chink.
    • To speak affectedly.
  • others:
    • To crack, make a-sharp abrupt noise; especially, to gnash tooth; make a champing noise.
    • To talk affectedly or mincingly.
    • To talk in a lively way; narrate.
    • resulting in, to appear.
    • To sneer; taunt; mock.

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