verb \ˈklaŋ\

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

Full Definition of CLANG

intransitive verb
a :  to make a loud metallic ringing sound <anvils clanged>
b :  to go with a clang
:  to utter the characteristic harsh cry of a bird
transitive verb
:  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



Definition of CLANG

:  a loud ringing metallic sound <the clang of a fire alarm>
:  a harsh cry of a bird (as a crane or goose)

Examples of CLANG

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

First Known Use of CLANG



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