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Meaning of CLANK

Pronunciation:  klangk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
  2. [v]  make a clank

CLANK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clash, crash
 See Also: go, noise, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clank\, n. [Akin to clink, and of imitative origin; cf.
    G. klang sound, D. klank. Cf. {Clang}.]
    A sharp, brief, ringing sound, made by a collision of
    metallic or other sonorous bodies; -- usually expressing a
    duller or less resounding sound than clang, and a deeper and
    stronger sound than clink.
          But not in chains to pine, His spirit withered with
          tyeur clank.                             --Byron.
  2. \Clank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clanked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cause to sound with a clank; as, the prisoners clank their
  3. \Clank\, v. i.
    To sound with a clank.
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