Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short, high-pitched sound
  • v. (colloquial) To play a song or a portion of a song, usually on a percussion instrument such as a piano.

Etymologies

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

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