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  • v. Present participle of clink.
  • n. A noise that clinks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Crackling: a term used by file-makers.

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

  • adj. like the light sharp ringing sound of glasses being tapped


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But there are far too many sassy waitresses, far too much Jim Beam in clinking glasses, far too many people reckoning instead of thinking – far too much caricature instead of character, in other words.

    The OLM Blog

  • I traveled on and remembered how when I was a boy I'd grow tired of reading stories about pirates and drop my book and run outside to roll down the portside of Olive Street Hill, climb back up and try the starboard side, dreaming the whole time treasures were coins clinking in your hand, joy was buying the next round.


  • It was like a surge of current, as she pulled up her posture, wrapped an apron around her waist, and begin clinking and clanging the cups and the spoons, putting hot water on the stove to boil, and just being in charge.

    The Kitchen

  • But with blessed juices flowing, chocolate coins clinking against the tile floor, and kids screaming encouragement at their dreidels -- that didn't really seem like a problem.

    Adam Valen Levinson: Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: A Christmas Story

  • (Soundbite of coin clinking on table) PESCA: Here you go.

    Replay Smoosh Raises the Lights with 'Dark Shine'

  • Physicians who hear the sound of coins clinking have incentive to recommend procedures that cost a lot but may have dubious benefit.

    Not So Routine Physicals

  • He had left his men at the church door and came alone, his long sword clinking inside its metal scabbard as he walked closer.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • Jim fumbled cash onto the counter, coins clinking and bouncing, bills fluttering.

    A Corpse is a Corpse

  • A pair of doxies, dark-eyed twins, hawked their wares among the tables, their girdies of coins clinking as their hips swayed in unison.

    Conan The Magnificent

  • The sound of gold coins clinking was clear and loud.

    The Eternal Mercenary


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