a snap of the fingers

a short loud sound that you make by pressing your middle finger against your thumb and moving them suddenly apart

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) snap of the fingers — a snap of the fingers phrase a short loud sound that you make by pressing your middle finger against your thumb and moving them suddenly apart Thesaurus: communicative soundshyponym Main entry: snap …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap one's fingers — To make a short loud clicking sound with the middle finger and thumb, usu to attract attention or show defiance, contempt, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑finger snap one s fingers To flick a finger and thumb together with a sharp noise, usu to attract… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap one's fingers — ► snap (or click) one s fingers make a sharp clicking sound by bending the middle finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it. Main Entry: ↑finger …   English terms dictionary

  • snap one's fingers at — {v. phr.} To show contempt for; show no respect for; pay no attention to; scorn; disregard. * /John snapped his fingers at the sign that said Do not enter, and he went in the door./ * /The highway sign said Speed limit, 35 miles per hour, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snap one's fingers at — {v. phr.} To show contempt for; show no respect for; pay no attention to; scorn; disregard. * /John snapped his fingers at the sign that said Do not enter, and he went in the door./ * /The highway sign said Speed limit, 35 miles per hour, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snap\ one's\ fingers\ at — v. phr. To show contempt for; show no respect for; pay no attention to; scorn; disregard. John snapped his fingers at the sign that said Do not enter, and he went in the door. The highway sign said Speed limit, 35 miles per hour, but when a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • snap one's fingers — verb to creat a cracking or clicking sound with one’s fingers by building tension between the thumb and another finger (middle, index, or ring) and then moving that finger forcefully downward so it hits the thenar eminence of the same hand at a… …   Wiktionary

  • snap — [c]/snæp / (say snap) verb (snapped, snapping) –verb (i) 1. to make a sudden, sharp sound; crackle. 2. to click, as a mechanism. 3. to move, strike, shut, catch, etc., with a sharp sound, as a lid. 4. to break suddenly, especially with a sharp,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • snap — snap1 [ snæp ] verb ** ▸ 1 break with loud noise ▸ 2 move something making noise ▸ 3 become angry/upset ▸ 4 (try to) bite ▸ 5 take photograph ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to suddenly break something with a short, loud noise, or to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • snap — I UK [snæp] / US verb Word forms snap : present tense I/you/we/they snap he/she/it snaps present participle snapping past tense snapped past participle snapped ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to suddenly break something with a short loud noise,… …   English dictionary

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