el chasquido
-the crack
See the entry for chasquido.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (sound)
a. crack (whip, wood, bone)
El chasquido del látigo del domador resonaba en la jaula del león.The crack of the tamer's whip resounded in the lion's cage.
b. click (tongue or weapon)
En algunos idiomas, hay que hacer un chasquido con la lengua para pronunciar las palabras.In some languages you must make a click with your tongue to pronounce the words.
c. snap (fingers)
Con un chasquido de dedos, el mago hizo desaparecer el conejo.With a snap of his fingers, the wizard made the rabbit disappear.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de látigo, madera, hueso)
a. crack
2. (de lengua, arma)
a. click
3. (de dedos)
a. snap
(ruido seco) [de lengua] click; [de dedos] snap; [de madera] crack;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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