Pronunciation Noun

knack (plural knacks)

  1. A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something. [from 1580]
    Synonyms: skill, facility, dexterity
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 254a.
      The sophist runs for cover to the darkness of what is not and attaches himself to it by some knack of his;
  2. A petty contrivance; a toy.
    Synonyms: plaything, knickknack, toy
  3. Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity. [from mid 14th c.]
    Synonyms: trick, device
Translations Translations Translations Verb

knack (knacks, present participle knacking; past and past participle knacked)

  1. (obsolete, UK, dialect) To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise; to chink.
  2. To speak affectedly.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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