clankety-clank

noun
clank·​ety-clank | \ ¦kla(i)ŋkətē¦kla(i)ŋk \

Definition of clankety-clank

: sharp successive often metallic and ringing noises the clankety-clank of a windlass hoisting anchor

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“Clankety-clank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clankety-clank. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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