clinkety-clank

noun

clink·​ety-clank ˈkliŋ-kə-tē-ˈklaŋk How to pronounce clinkety-clank (audio)
: a repeated usually rhythmic clanking sound
the clinkety-clank of a loose tire chain

Word History

Etymology

imitative

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 19 Jun. 2024.

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