Examples of clanger in a Sentence
They lost the game after a defensive clanger.
a newsreader who memorably dropped a clanger when she referred to Robert Burns as an English poet
First Known Use of clanger
Synonymsblunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, error [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, trip
Related Wordsbloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstanding
Near Antonymsaccuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection
CLANGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clanger for English Language Learners
: a bad and embarrassing mistake
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