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clang

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verb \ˈklaŋ\

Simple Definition of clang

  • : to make or cause (something) to make the loud, ringing sound of metal hitting against something

Full Definition of clang

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make a loud metallic ringing sound <anvils clanged> b :  to go with a clang

  3. 2 :  to utter the characteristic harsh cry of a bird

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to clang <clang a bell>

Examples of clang

  1. His fork clanged against the plate.

  2. The prison door clanged shut.

  3. The guard clanged the door shut.



Origin of clang

Latin clangere; akin to Greek klazein to scream, bark, Old English hliehhan to laugh


First Known Use: 1576


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clang

noun

Definition of clang

  1. 1 :  a loud ringing metallic sound <the clang of a fire alarm>

  2. 2 :  a harsh cry of a bird (as a crane or goose)



Examples of clang

  1. <the horseshoe hit the stake with a satisfying clang>



1557

First Known Use of clang

1557


CLANG Defined for Kids

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clang

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verb \ˈklaŋ\

Definition of clang

clangedclang·ing

  1. :  to make or cause to make the loud ringing sound of metal hitting something <The pots clanged together.>




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clang

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noun

Definition of clang

  1. :  a loud ringing sound like that made by pieces of metal striking together





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