from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A metallic sound, sharp and hard but not resonant: the clank of chains.
- intransitive v. To make a sharp, hard, metallic sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A loud, hard sound of metal hitting metal, especially such a repetitive sound.
- v. To make a clanking sound
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- intransitive v. To sound with a clank.
- transitive v. To cause to sound with a clank.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to sound with a clank: as, to clank chains. See the noun.
- To give a ringing blow to.
- To sound with or give out a clank.
- To deposit, put, place, or set down with a clanking sound.
- To move with a clanking sound.
- n. A sharp, hard, metallic sound: as, the clank of chains or fetters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loud resonant repeating noise
- v. make a clank
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.
Clapping hands, smacking counter tops, stomping shoes on tile-they all have a nice "clank", "thud", or "bom" which delight a curious 13-month-old.
It makes such a satisfying "clank" when your vote is cast, like it weighs something.
Behind him, Gideon heard the clank of a rifle bolt slamming home.
She tossed the iron into the brazier, where it landed with a metallic clank.
The corridors, she realized, had rubber mats so you could not hear sounds outside your cell, which heightened your surprise and panic when your cell door would clank open.
(Soundbite of clank, clank) (Soundbite of laughter) Mr. WALLACE: ... steel on steel, baby.
Then I saw the Flibberty's mainsail hoisting, and heard the clank of her chain coming in, and I woke up.
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