clinkety-clank

noun
clink·​ety-clank | \ ˈkliŋ-kə-tē-ˈklaŋk How to pronounce clinkety-clank (audio) \

Definition of clinkety-clank

: a repeated usually rhythmic clanking sound the clinkety-clank of a loose tire chain

First Known Use of clinkety-clank

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clinkety-clank

imitative

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The first known use of clinkety-clank was in 1901

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“Clinkety-clank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clinkety-clank. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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