verb \ˈkliŋk\

: to make or cause (something) to make a short, sharp sound that is made when glass or metal objects hit each other

Full Definition of CLINK

intransitive verb
:  to give out a slight sharp short metallic sound
transitive verb
:  to cause to clink

Examples of CLINK

  1. When she'd completed the toast, they clinked glasses.
  2. <coins clinking in his pocket as he traipsed down the street>

Origin of CLINK

Middle English, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century



Definition of CLINK

:  a clinking sound

First Known Use of CLINK

15th century



Definition of CLINK

slang :  a prison cell
slang :  jail, prison

Origin of CLINK

probably from Clink, a prison in Southwark, London, England
First Known Use: 1515


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