clank

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Noun[edit]

clank (plural clanks)

  1. A loud, hard sound of metal hitting metal.

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  • Clank usually expresses a duller or less resounding sound than clang, and a deeper and stronger sound than clink.

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clank (third-person singular simple present clanks, present participle clanking, simple past and past participle clanked)

  1. (intransitive) To make a clanking sound
    The chains clanked.
  2. (transitive) To cause to sound with a clank.
    The prisoners clank their chains.

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