Definitions for knacknæk
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bent, knack, hang(noun)
a special way of doing something
"he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
A readiness in performance; aptness at doing a specific task; skill; aptitude; facility; dexterity; -- often used with for; as, a knack for playing the guitar.
A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something; skill; facility; dexterity.
A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.
To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink.
To speak affectedly.
to crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink
to speak affectedly
a petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack
a readiness in performance; aptness at doing something; skill; facility; dexterity
something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device
Origin: [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knacken to break, Dan. knage to crack, and E. knock.]
Knäck is a traditional Swedish toffee prepared at Christmas. The name translates into "break" and refers to its hard consistency. Some prefer their knäck to be soft and chewy, which is easily attainable by simmering the mix for a shorter time.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.
He was very creative. He had a knack for picking songs and he was a great songwriter.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done.
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