Definitions

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  • adjective Making a clanking metallic sound.
  • adjective Providing audible indication of imminent mechanical failure.

Etymologies

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clank + -y

Examples

  • Hitting metal crap with swords in-game should make a 'clanky' noise.

    Us Being Human

  • We eat tamales and posole, and set fire to farolitos and luminarias, and sing "Vamos Todos a Belen," "Everbody Go to Bethlehem" which is a kind of clanky waltz from "La Pastorela," the classic shepherds' play.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • We eat tamales and posole, and set fire to farolitos and luminarias, and sing "Vamos Todos a Belen," "Everbody Go to Bethlehem" which is a kind of clanky waltz from "La Pastorela," the classic shepherds' play.

    Navidad

  • It even includes the clanky noise for extra effect.

    Typewriter Forces You To Focus While You Write | Lifehacker Australia

  • Ruby knew it from the moment her excitement wore off, somewhere on the long, clanky elevated ride across Brooklyn.

    DIAMOND RUBY

  • Some of them certainly deserve naturalistic explanations: the last "true" ghost story I heard, for example, clearly involved a clanky furnace rather than a restless spirit.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • It carried through the muted, dusty air of the loft and out the mow and over the clanky elevator to Mark, who shut down the elevator.

    The Dirty Life

  • Some of them certainly deserve naturalistic explanations: the last "true" ghost story I heard, for example, clearly involved a clanky furnace rather than a restless spirit.

    B-Movie Catechist's Monthly Film Club: House on Haunted Hill

  • Even “Button,” with its easily digested J-indie melody is clanky and bizarre.

    Néojaponisme » Blog Archive » Japanese Music: 2000-2009

  • Ruby knew it from the moment her excitement wore off, somewhere on the long, clanky elevated ride across Brooklyn.

    DIAMOND RUBY

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