Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To cause to make a soft, sharp, metallic sound; clink.
  • intransitive verb To shoot at casually.
  • intransitive verb To make a soft, sharp, metallic sound.
  • intransitive verb To shoot casually at random targets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A short, high-pitched sound
  • verb with "out" (colloquial) To play a song or a portion of a song, usually on a percussion instrument such as a piano.

Etymologies

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

[Imitative.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Onomatopoeic.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.