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Definition of "plink" []

  • To cause to make a soft, sharp, metallic sound; clink. (verb-transitive)
  • To shoot at casually. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a soft, sharp, metallic sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • To shoot casually at random targets. (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 "plink" in a sentence
  • "This morning I schlepped my angst-filled self to the dentist prepared to hear I have another infection or something and as she was polishing up my temporary filling I hear a "plink" and felt something fly from my mouth!"
  • "If you have a noise, you might as well have a funny noise; not that you'll have to hold your sides when you behold "plink," but I think it's about 3 1/4 times funnier than "crash.""
  • "bitterness, anger, uptightness and my sphincters all relaxed and i breathed a bit better and i swear i heard the "plink" of a tiny bit of crustiness fall off our relationship so no more fighting at the sink.... and apologies to P..."