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clank

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verb \ˈklaŋk\

Simple Definition of clank

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

Full Definition of clank

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a clank or series of clanks <the radiator hissed and clanked>

  3. 2 :  to go with or as if with a clank <tanks clanking through the streets>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to clank

clank·ing·ly play \ˈklaŋ-kiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of clank

  1. The radiator hissed and clanked.

  2. The empty can clanked along the sidewalk.

  3. a ghost clanking its chains



Origin of clank

probably imitative


First Known Use: 1656


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clank

noun

Definition of clank

  1. :  a sharp brief metallic ringing sound



Examples of clank

  1. <the car is making a funny clank, and this can't be good>



1656

First Known Use of clank

1656


CLANK Defined for Kids

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clank

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verb \ˈklaŋk\

Definition of clank

clankedclank·ing

  1. 1 :  to make or cause to make a clank or series of clanks <The radiator hissed and clanked.>

  2. 2 :  to move with a clank <The old pickup clanked down the road.>




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clank

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noun

Definition of clank

  1. :  a sharp short ringing sound <the clank of chains>





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