Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise: cymbals clashing.
  • intransitive v. To come into conflict; be in opposition: factions that clashed on a tax increase; an eyewitness account that clashed with published reports.
  • intransitive v. To create an unpleasant visual impression when placed together: colors that clash.
  • transitive v. To strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise.
  • n. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
  • n. A conflict, as between opposing or irreconcilable ideas. See Synonyms at discord.
  • n. An encounter between hostile forces; a battle or skirmish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A loud sound.
  • n. A skirmish, a hostile encounter.
  • n. a match; a game between two sides.
  • n. An angry argument
  • n. Opposition; contradiction; such as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes etc.
  • n. A combination of garments that do not look good together, especially because of conflicting colours.
  • n. An instance of restarting the game after a "dead ball", where it is dropped between two opposing players, who can fight for possession.
  • v. to make a loud clash
  • v. to come into violent conflict
  • v. to argue angrily
  • v. to not look good together.
  • v. to coincide, to happen at the same time, thereby rendering it impossible to attend all.
  • v. to face each other in an important game.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A loud noise resulting from collision; a noisy collision of bodies; a collision.
  • n. Opposition; contradiction; as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes, etc.
  • intransitive v. To make a noise by striking against something; to dash noisily together.
  • intransitive v. To meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to come onto collision; to interfere.
  • transitive v. To strike noisily against or together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a loud harsh noise, as from a violent or sudden blow or collision.
  • To dash against an object with a loud noise; come into violent and resounding collision; strike furiously.
  • Figuratively, to act with opposing power or in a contrary direction; come into collision; contradict; interfere: as, their opinions and their interests clash.
  • To talk; gossip idly; tattle; tell tales.
  • To bang; strike, or strike against, with a resounding collision; strike sharply together.
  • n. A sharp or harsh noise made by a blow, as upon a metallic surface; a sound produced by the violent collision of hard bodies; a striking together with noise; noisy collision.
  • n. Figuratively, opposition; collision; contradiction, as between differing or conflicting interests, views, purposes, etc.
  • n. Tittle-tattle; scandal; idle talk.
  • n. A quantity of any moist substance thrown at something; a splash.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a loud resonant repeating noise
  • n. a state of conflict between persons
  • v. crash together with violent impact
  • n. a state of conflict between colors
  • v. disagree violently
  • n. a minor short-term fight
  • v. be incompatible; be or come into conflict

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Of imitative origin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Germany await the winners of Thursday's other semi-final between Australia and the Netherlands in the title clash scheduled for Saturday at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

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  • Last month Bhupathi and Mirnyi had lost the title clash of the Miami event to Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy.

    The Times of India

  • They had lost the title clash of the 2008 event to Argentina via golden goal.

    Times Now

  • World No. 6 Saina came back strongly in the title clash after losing the first game and stepped up the gas against the second-seeded Malaysian in the next two games, with the home crowd cheering for her.

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  • The final is slated for July 10, a day before the title clash in South Africa.

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  • But on the eve of the title clash against host France, he suffered a convulsive fit.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Morales in five fights prior to the title clash against Montiel had fought as a super bantamweight.

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  • The title clash will be the pair's 21st meeting with Nadal holding the advantage at 13 wins to seven.

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  • In the title clash, in-form Ashour will take on third seed Adrian Grant of England, who in the second semi-final today got the better of a fighting second seed Mohammed Azlan Iskander of Malaysia 13-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-5.

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  • Even after ensuring a place in the title clash, this 11-year-old didn't seem satisfied by his team's performance.

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