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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 knack /ˈnæk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Knack v. i.
 1. To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
 2. To speak affectedly. [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Knack, n.
 1. A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
    A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap.   --Shak.
 2. 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.
    The fellow . . . has not the knack with his shears.   --B. Jonson.
 The dean was famous in his time,
 And had a kind of knack at rhyme.   --Swift.
 3. Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device. “The knacks of japers.”
    For how should equal colors do the knack !   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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" [syn: bent, hang]