With an a, I'm a noise
With an e, I'm hatching
With an i, I'm an action
With an o, I can measure
With a u, I'm the sound of a bird

What am I?

  • $\begingroup$ You might want to take a look at the results of this search on PSE... $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Mar 16 '20 at 23:13
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan No need to stick to Avi's brand though, if Dooper has had the same essential puzzle idea independently. $\endgroup$ Mar 16 '20 at 23:14
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan I did not take anyone's idea on purpose. I will try to start a different series if that is what you want. $\endgroup$
    – Dooper
    Mar 16 '20 at 23:17
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't mean any sort of accusation! I just thought you might be amused. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Mar 16 '20 at 23:20
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    $\begingroup$ I was amused by the same exact thing. @Dooper, you've just missed a whole Vowelburger chain war. Or something like that $\endgroup$
    – anodyne
    Mar 16 '20 at 23:24

Perhaps you are



CLACK, a noise; CLECK, which indeed means to hatch (an obscure word indeed); CLICK, an action that you might take while using your computer; CLOCK, which measures time; and CLUCK, which some birds do.

  • $\begingroup$ Correct! People here are very fast at answering! $\endgroup$
    – Dooper
    Mar 16 '20 at 23:14

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