Definition of clank in English:


Line breaks: clank
Pronunciation: /klaŋk



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  • Make or cause to make a clank: [no object]: I could hear the chain clanking [with object]: he clanked his heavy ring of keys
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    • So if you see me driving round in a big, clanking heavy old thing, you will know that I got it right and chose the car.
    • They got off the bus and were led, leg chains clanking and dragging on the cobbles as they shuffled along, following the warder.
    • Less than a second later, the chains clanked against the wall.


late Middle English (but rare before the mid 17th century): imitative.

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