click vs clique : Common Errors in English

About click vs clique

Students lamenting the division of their schools into snobbish factions often misspell “clique” as “click.” In the original French, “clique” was synonymous with “claque”—an organized group of supporters at a theatrical event who tried to prompt positive audience response by clapping enthusiastically.

click Meaning(s)

  • (n) a short light metallic sound
  • (n) a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
  • (n) a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
  • (n) depression of a button on a computer mouse
  • (v) move or strike with a noise
  • (v) make a clicking or ticking sound
  • (v) click repeatedly or uncontrollably
  • (v) cause to make a snapping sound
  • (v) produce a click
  • (v) make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
  • (v) become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

clique Meaning(s)

  • (n) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

click in News

  1. Click it or Ticket citations up from last year

    Extra law enforcement patrols wrote 170 tickets to distracted or unbuckled drivers during this year’s Click it or Ticket campaign in Grays Harbor County. That’s up from last year’s total of 46 citations, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Of this year’s infractions, 101 were for using a cell phone or electronic device and 37 were for seat belt infractions.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Daily World

  2. “Click it or Ticket” results released

    LEXINGTON – During the recent “Click It or Ticket” special enforcement that was in effect the week of May 20 to June 2, Lexington police officers made contact with driver within Lexington,
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Lexington Clipper-Herald

  3. Click here for Virginia election results

    Click here to see updated primary results.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CBS 6 Richmond

clique in News

  1. Love And Hip Hop Atlanta – Episode 8 – ‘Catch The MARTA’

    A good trip has never constituted of being smacked in the face with flowers. Never. Shay and Scrappy tend to their unfinished business, which didn't end with the white picket fence Shay envisioned. Kirk has still lost his everlasting mind and Mimi may be done with K.Michelle for good. Just another day in the lives of the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta clique.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Vh1 Blog

  2. Kanye West's New 'I Am a God': 'Difficult' Art Rap for Art's Sake?

    As the release date of Kanye West's next album Yeezus  nears, rap radio has taken to resurrecting recent Kanye West singles. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 's "Monster" seems to be back in quasi-rotation and Cruel Summer cut "Clique," which never quite went away, has also returned with a vengeance...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Spin

  3. 50 Cent Vowed To Triple Jay-Z's Def Jam Offer, Reveals Foxy Brown [Audio]

    G-Unit head 50 Cent reportedly wanted Foxy Brown to join his clique so bad in the mid-2000's that he offered to pay the Brooklyn rapper triple what she received for inking a deal at Def Jam. [Visit for more information]
    on June 8, 2013 Source:

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