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clink

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verb \ˈkliŋk\

Definition of clink

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to give out a slight sharp short metallic sound

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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


First Known Use: 14th century


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clink

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Definition of clink

  1. :  a clinking sound

15th Century

First Known Use of clink

15th century


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clink

noun

Definition of clink

  1. 1 slang :  a prison cell

  2. 2 slang :  jail, prison

Origin and Etymology of clink

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


First Known Use: 1515



CLINK Defined for English Language Learners

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clink

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verb \ˈkliŋk\

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

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verb \ˈkliŋk\

Definition of clink for Students

clinked

clinking

  1. :  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

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noun

Definition of clink for Students

  1. :  a slight sharp ringing sound



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