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clang

 (klăng)
n.
1. A loud, resonant, metallic sound.
2. The strident call of a crane or goose.
intr. & tr.v. clanged, clang·ing, clangs
To make or cause to make a clang.

[Probably from Latin clangere, to ring, clang.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clanging - having a loud resonant metallic sound; "the clangorous locomotive works"; "a clanging gong"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
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Yet the ear, it fully knows, By the twanging And the clanging, How the danger ebbs and flows; Yet, the ear distinctly tells, In the jangling And the wrangling, How the danger sinks and swells, By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells - Of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - In the clamour and the clangour of the bells!
Next morning when the clanging of a bell awoke Philip he looked round his cubicle in astonishment.
While down Pine street, gongs clanging, horses at a gallop, came three patrol wagons packed with police.
For this fell purpose he had backed the astounded De Vac twice around the hall when, with a clever feint, and backward step, the master of fence drew the King into the position he wanted him, and with the suddenness of lightning, a little twist of his foil sent Henry's weapon clanging across the floor of the armory.
The train pulled in to Sixteenth Street Station, and the waiting electric car could be seen, the conductor of which was impatiently clanging the gong.
In Frankfort at the Romer was a great mask-ball, at the coronation festival, and in the illuminated saloon, the clanging music invited to dance, and splendidly appeared the rich toilets and charms of the ladies, and the festively costumed Princes and Knights.