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Definition of "clank" [clank]

  • A metallic sound, sharp and hard but not resonant: the clank of chains. (noun)
  • To make a sharp, hard, metallic sound. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clank" in a sentence
  • "Somewhere in the distance a train was shunting; _clank, clank, clank_ went the wagons."
  • "The fact that it lost that high pitched clank is probably due to the fact that the recoil lugs are now mostly seated due to work-lapping and peening."
  • "I hear a metallic "clank" as I start to walk across the ramp."