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clink

verb \ ˈkliŋk \

Definition of clink

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

Examples of clink in a Sentence

  1. When she'd completed the toast, they clinked glasses.

  2. coins clinking in his pocket as he traipsed down the street

Origin and Etymology of clink

Middle English, of imitative origin

clink Synonyms


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clink

noun

Definition of clink

: a clinking sound

First Known Use of clink

15th century


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clink

noun

Definition of clink

1 slang : a prison cell
2 slang : jail, prison

Origin and Etymology of clink

probably from Clink, a prison in Southwark, London, England



CLINK Defined for English Language Learners

clink

verb

Definition of clink for English Language Learners

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


CLINK Defined for Kids

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clink

verb \ ˈkliŋk \

Definition of clink for Students

clinked; clinking
: to make or cause to make a slight short sound like that of metal being struck
  • The refrigerator door opened and bottles rattled and clinked.
  • —Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza Loses Control

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clink

noun

Definition of clink for Students

: a slight sharp ringing sound


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