Hay 2 definiciones de clinker en inglés:

clinker1

Saltos de línea: clin|ker
Pronunciación: /ˈklɪŋkə
 
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sustantivo

[mass noun]
  • 1The stony residue from burnt coal or from a furnace.
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    • The expected decrease of duty on cement and clinker from Rs 400 per tonne to Rs 350 per tonne didn't happen.
    • At its peak the mix reaches 1, 450C before exiting as a hard, gritty material called clinker.
    • To the extent possible, the concrete mixture should incorporate Portland cement of one type, made with clinker from a single source, and manufactured at the same plant.
  • 1.1 (also clinker brick) [count noun] A brick with a vitrified surface: [as modifier]: clinker-brick walls
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    • Beneath the city's dense urban forest, low walls of Arroyo Seco stone and clinker brick front brown-shingled homes with porches set under graceful overhangs.
    • It will take about 1500 whole bricks, clinkers.
    • Remaindered brick packs - rough clinkers, chocolate browns, flash fired silvers - were placed randomly along the south elevation, to be laid as required.

Origen

mid 17th century: from obsolete Dutch klinckaerd (earlier form of klinker), from klinken 'to clink'.

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Palabra del día coloratura
Pronunciación: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

Hay 2 definiciones de clinker en inglés:

clinker2

Saltos de línea: clink¦er
Pronunciación: /ˈklɪŋkə
 
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sustantivo

informal
  • 1North American Something that is unsatisfactory, of poor quality, or a failure: marketing couldn’t save such clinkers as these films
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    • I was in the movie business, did some good movies, did a couple of clinkers.
    • So, updates will come a little quicker now, this was the clinker.
    • Luckily, the duo doesn't settle on such clinkers.
  • 1.1A wrong musical note: a string breaks, you hit a clinker, you forget where you are in a piece
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    • Suddenly, I hit an obvious clinker with my right hand - a wrong note that had never happened before and that sounded pretty stupid.
    • After so many hits, the law of averages demanded a clinker from the Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration, and got it with A Little Night Music.
    • It seemed to me that she wasn't traumatized at the end with the clinker.
  • 2British dated Something or someone excellent or outstanding: she was a real clinker

Origen

late 17th century (denoting a person or thing that clinks): from clink1 + -er1. (sense 2) dates from the mid 19th century, (sense 1) from the 1930s.

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