Definition of plink in English:

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Pronunciation: /plɪŋk/


[no object]
1Emit a short, sharp, metallic or ringing sound: the sounds echoed and plinked like bells
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  • This is soft sand and palm-trees music, to enjoy with somebody passing you a cocktail with little ice fragments plinking away in time to the song.
  • I've been plinking away on these machines for years.
  • The music be - bobs lightly in the background, plinking and plonking past gin joints, stepping hesitantly round every dark corner.
1.1Play a musical instrument in such a way as to produce short, sharp, ringing sounds: a daughter dutifully plinks through her piano lesson
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  • We tend to sing melodies into his ears, or plink away on the piano, and he can help us realize it and embellish it.
  • They walked in, picked up their instruments and Nick started plinking and plunking at the piano.
  • As he plinks the piano, he doesn't know, the poor schmo, that something else is having that idea.
1.2 [with object] chiefly North American Shoot at (a target) casually: we enjoyed idyllic family afternoons plinking cans with a revolver
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  • Hall divides the handguns he sells into several basic categories: defense guns, fun guns for target shooting and plinking, competition guns, hunting guns and cowboy action guns.
  • Informal target shooting, plinking if you will, is made more enjoyable with a fine firearm as surely as is serious competition.
  • Whether they like to target shoot, plink or hunt small game, this gun just feels right.


A short, sharp, metallic or ringing sound: there was a plink, the sound of an aluminium bat hitting the ball
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  • Depending on which band you are listening to, pan music can be raucous and noisy, a riotous volley of plinks, clangs and bongs, or it can be like notes on velvet.
  • She poured cereal into a bowl and watched as the small sugary puffs of chemicals made a plink sound on the blue ceramic.
  • Their sound - flanged acoustic guitars, jazz-funk piano plinks, rippling clicks - is so clean you could eat off it.



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  • All the shrimp hubbub was over and a little band had begun to play plinky, tango type music.
  • I felt great and had even started to get into the plinky plonky whale music.
  • It's ever so nice and gentle and plinky plinky if you know what I mean.


1940s: imitative.

Words that rhyme with plink

bethink, blink, brink, cinque, clink, dink, drink, fink, Frink, gink, ink, interlink, jink, kink, link, mink, pink, prink, rink, shrink, sink, skink, slink, stink, sync, think, wink, zinc

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