- A loud, resonant metallic sound or series of sounds: the steel door slammed shut with a clangMore example sentences
- 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.
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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.More example sentences
- 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.
late 16th century: imitative, influenced by Latin clangere 'resound'.