Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

plink

play
verb \ˈpliŋk\

Definition of plink

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a tinkling sound

  3. 2 :  to shoot at random targets in an informal and noncompetitive manner

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to cause to make a tinkling sound

  6. 2 :  to shoot at especially in a casual manner

plinker noun


Origin of plink

imitative


First Known Use: 1941


2

plink

noun

Definition of plink

  1. :  a tinkling metallic sound



1954

First Known Use of plink

1954


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up plink? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to manage or play awkwardly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

soothe perplex reduce disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ