verb \ˈklaŋk\

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

Full Definition of CLANK

intransitive verb
:  to make a clank or series of clanks <the radiator hissed and clanked>
:  to go with or as if with a clank <tanks clanking through the streets>
transitive verb
:  to cause to clank
clank·ing·ly \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



Definition of CLANK

:  a sharp brief metallic ringing sound

Examples of CLANK

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

First Known Use of CLANK



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