clangour

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clangour (plural clangours)

  1. (UK, Canada) A loud, repeating clanging sound; a loud racket; a din.
    • 1920, D. H. Lawrence, Women in Love, Chapter XXIV: Death and Love,
      And always, as the dark, inchoate eyes turned to him, there passed through Gerald's bowels a burning stroke of revolt, that seemed to resound through his whole being, threatening to break his mind with its clangour, and making him mad.

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clangour (third-person singular simple present clangours, present participle clangouring, simple past and past participle clangoured)

  1. (UK, Canada) To make a clanging sound.
    • 1924, Jim Tully, Beggars of Life: A Hobo Autobiography, page 67:
      It clangoured through the house like a bell in a tomb.

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