How Do You Spell SMACK?

Pronunciation: [smˈak] (IPA)

The word "smack" is spelled with the consonants /s/ and /m/, followed by the vowel /æ/ and the consonant /k/. The International Phonetic Alphabet transcription for this word is /smæk/. The /s/ sound is made by pushing air past the front of the tongue, the /m/ sound is made by closing the lips and vibrating the vocal cords, the /æ/ sound is made by opening the mouth and sending the tongue forward, and the /k/ sound is made by releasing a burst of air from the back of the throat.

SMACK Meaning and Definition

  1. Smack is a versatile word that can function as a noun, a verb, an adverb, or an adjective. As a noun, it refers to a sharp or resounding blow or hit, often with an open hand. It can also describe the sound produced by such a hit. In this context, it can also refer to the act of slapping someone or something quickly and forcefully. Moreover, it can be used figuratively to denote a sharp, critical comment or an insult.

    As a verb, smack means to strike someone or something forcefully with an open hand or to deliver a sharp blow. It can also indicate striking something with a sharp sound or to make a loud noise. In a figurative sense, it signifies speaking harshly or making a harsh comment or criticism.

    When used as an adverb, smack denotes something being done in a direct and forceful manner, often without caution or subtlety. It can describe hitting an object or a surface with force, producing a loud sound.

    Lastly, smack as an adjective describes something that is infused, flavored, or covered with a strong, tangy taste. It can particularly refer to food, such as smack-dab or smack-bang, which means directly or immediately placed in a specific location or a time frame.

    Overall, "smack" is a term that suggests forceful impact, either physically or verbally, and it can also describe a sharp taste or placement.

  2. • A noise made with the tongue and lips in eating or drinking with relish; the noise made with the lips in kissing; a blow or slap given with the flat of the hand; savour; a small quantity; taste.
    • To make a noise with the lips after eating or drinking, or in kissing; to be tinctured with any particular quality or flavour; to slap with the hand, as the face; to crack, as a whip.
    • A small vessel with one mast, used chiefly in the coasting trade, or in fishing.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of SMACK

The word "smack" has a few different etymologies, depending on its context.

As a noun referring to a loud slap or blow, the word originated in Middle English around the 14th century. It derives from the Old English word "smæc" or "smæcc", which meant a taste, touch, or stroke. This Old English term can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word "*smakkōną". It has cognates in other Germanic languages, such as German "Schmack" and Dutch "smak".

When "smack" is used as a verb to describe the sound made when something hits a surface, it likely imitates the noise itself. The word is an example of an onomatopoeic formation, where the sound is represented by the word's pronunciation.

Idioms with the word SMACK

  • smack of sth The idiom "smack of something" means that something strongly suggests or shows the presence of a particular quality, characteristic, or element. It implies that there is a noticeable and unmistakable trace or indication of something.
  • smack your lips The idiom "smack your lips" means to make a sound, typically with the mouth, to express pleasure or anticipation for food or drink.
  • smack (dab) in the middle The idiom "smack (dab) in the middle" means to be in the exact center or middle of something. It is often used to describe being in a central location or position.
  • smack down The idiom "smack down" refers to a forceful or decisive action taken to defeat or humble someone in a confrontational situation. It often signifies a clear and overwhelming victory or a situation where someone is subjected to firm or harsh criticism.
  • smack sth down (on sth) The idiom "smack sth down (on sth)" usually means to abruptly or forcefully put something down on a surface. It implies a sudden and assertive action.
  • smack one's lips The idiom "smack one's lips" means to show great pleasure or anticipation for something, often related to food or drink, by making a sound with the lips or by licking them in satisfaction. It can also be used figuratively to express excitement or enthusiasm for something in general.
  • a smack in the face The idiom "a smack in the face" refers to a figurative action or event that is shocking, insulting, or disrespectful, usually caught someone off guard. It implies an unexpected and harsh realization or a direct confrontation that can be emotionally jarring or humiliating.
  • smack in the face The idiom "smack in the face" refers to a surprising or shocking event or experience that catch someone off guard. It describes a situation where something unexpected happens and feels like a physical blow to one's senses or emotions.
  • have a smack at (something) The idiom "have a smack at (something)" means to make an attempt or try one's hand at something, especially with enthusiasm or determination. It implies taking a shot at doing or achieving something, often in a spirited or eager manner.
  • smack the road
  • smack sm down
  • smack-bang "Smack-bang" is an idiom used to describe something that is directly in the middle of something or right in the middle of a situation. It can also signify something happening suddenly and unexpectedly.
  • lick (or smack) your lips (or chops) To anticipate or savor something eagerly.
  • lick/smack your lips To lick or smack your lips means to show eagerness or anticipation, often in response to something enticing or appealing. It is often used to indicate excitement or desire for something desirable.
  • dick smack Dick smack is a slang term that refers to a physical altercation or fight, usually involving hitting or punching someone. It can also refer to a disrespectful or aggressive attitude or behavior towards someone.

Similar spelling words for SMACK

Plural form of SMACK is SMACKS

Conjugate verb Smack


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