Definition of clang in English:

clang

Line breaks: clang
Pronunciation: /klaŋ
 
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noun

  • A loud, resonant metallic sound or series of sounds: the steel door slammed shut with a clang
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    • At that precise moment, a gong near the entrance way was sounded, the metallic clang echoing around the Great Hall.
    • Metallic clangs sounded as blade met blade, and the cries of the wounded echoed in their ears.
    • The crowd silenced as a loud clang sounded behind the burly man.
    Synonyms
    reverberation, ringing, ring, ding-dong, bong, peal, chime, toll; clank, clash, crash, clangour
    informal boing

verb

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  • Make or cause to make a clang: [no object]: the bell of a fire engine clanged [with object]: the belfry still clangs its bell at 9 p.m.
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    • A heavy door clanged shut behind him and then there was silence.
    • The double doors clanged shut behind me, and I stared in wonder at the sunlight streaming through a wall of windows.
    • As I dragged myself out from underneath him the door clanged shut with such a final note that I felt a shiver go down my spine.
    Synonyms
    reverberate, resound, ring, bong, peal, chime, toll; clank, clash, crash
    informal boing
    rare tang

Origin

late 16th century: imitative, influenced by Latin clangere 'resound'.

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