clank


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clank

 (klăngk)
n.
A metallic sound, sharp and hard but not resonant: the clank of chains.
intr.v. clanked, clank·ing, clanks
To make a sharp, hard, metallic sound.

[Probably imitative.]

clank′y adj.

clank

(klæŋk)
n
an abrupt harsh metallic sound
vb
1. to make or cause to make such a sound
2. (intr) to move or operate making such a sound
[C17: of imitative origin]
ˈclankingly adv

clank

(klæŋk)

n.
1. a sharp, hard, nonresonant sound, like that of two pieces of metal striking together: the clank of chains.
v.i.
2. to make such a sound.
3. to move with such sounds: The old truck clanked up the hill.
v.t.
4. to cause to make a sharp sound, as metal in collision.
5. to place, set, etc., with a clank: to clank the door shut.
[1605–15; < Dutch klank sound]

clank


Past participle: clanked
Gerund: clanking

Imperative
clank
clank
Present
I clank
you clank
he/she/it clanks
we clank
you clank
they clank
Preterite
I clanked
you clanked
he/she/it clanked
we clanked
you clanked
they clanked
Present Continuous
I am clanking
you are clanking
he/she/it is clanking
we are clanking
you are clanking
they are clanking
Present Perfect
I have clanked
you have clanked
he/she/it has clanked
we have clanked
you have clanked
they have clanked
Past Continuous
I was clanking
you were clanking
he/she/it was clanking
we were clanking
you were clanking
they were clanking
Past Perfect
I had clanked
you had clanked
he/she/it had clanked
we had clanked
you had clanked
they had clanked
Future
I will clank
you will clank
he/she/it will clank
we will clank
you will clank
they will clank
Future Perfect
I will have clanked
you will have clanked
he/she/it will have clanked
we will have clanked
you will have clanked
they will have clanked
Future Continuous
I will be clanking
you will be clanking
he/she/it will be clanking
we will be clanking
you will be clanking
they will be clanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clanking
you have been clanking
he/she/it has been clanking
we have been clanking
you have been clanking
they have been clanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clanking
you will have been clanking
he/she/it will have been clanking
we will have been clanking
you will have been clanking
they will have been clanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clanking
you had been clanking
he/she/it had been clanking
we had been clanking
you had been clanking
they had been clanking
Conditional
I would clank
you would clank
he/she/it would clank
we would clank
you would clank
they would clank
Past Conditional
I would have clanked
you would have clanked
he/she/it would have clanked
we would have clanked
you would have clanked
they would have clanked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clank - a loud resonant repeating noiseclank - a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Verb1.clank - make a clank; "the train clanked through the village"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
Translations
صَلْصَلَه، قَعْقَعَهيُصَلْصِل، يُقَعْقِع
řinčetřinkot
rasleraslenskramleskramlen
lánccsörgés
skrölt, glamurskrölta, hringla, glamra
džerškėtidžeržgesys
žvadzētžvadzoņa
şakırdamakşakırtışıkırdamakşıkırtı

clank

[klæŋk]
A. Nsonido m metálico seco
B. VIsonar
the train went clanking pastel tren pasó con gran estruendo
C. VThacer sonar

clank

[ˈklæŋk]
vi (= move noisily) → cliqueter
n (= noise) → cliquetis m

clank

nKlirren nt
vtklirren mit
viklirren

clank

[ˈklæŋk]

clank

(klӕŋk) verb
to produce a sound like that made by heavy pieces of metal striking each other. The chains clanked.
noun
such a noise. the clank of pans in the kitchen.
References in classic literature ?
Then it fell down, and in the utter silence I heard its fall and a clank of brazen bracelets.
The vision fled, Conrade, but as I awaked I could still hear the clank of their mail, and see the waving of their white mantles.
The sounds we heard were the squealing of thoats and the grumbling of zitidars, with the occasional clank of arms which announced the approach of a body of warriors.
They fought and fought, and an iron clank rose through the void air to the brazen vault of heaven.
It was the clank of the levers and the swish of the leaking cylinder.
they stand one at each end of the mantel-piece, where they are never safe, and they are hung round with long triangular slips of glass that clank against one another and make you nervous.
Early in the afternoon the subdued sound of his heavy military trot is heard on the turf in the avenue as he rides on with imaginary clank and jingle of accoutrements under the old elm-trees.
And then from beyond the blank wall beside which I lay I heard the shuffling of feet, the snarling of grim beasts, the clank of metal accoutrements, and the heavy breathing of a man.
It was at the opening to one of these corridors upon my right that I presently heard a sound that spoke more plainly to John Carter, fighting man, than could the words of my mother tongue--it was the clank of metal--the metal of a warrior's harness--and it came from a little distance up the corridor upon my right.
Then, in the brightness of the morning, the drawbridge fell across the moat with a rattle and clank of chains, the gate of the castle swung slowly open, and a goodly array of steel-clad men-at-arms, with a knight all clothed in chain mail, as white as frost on brier and thorn of a winter morning, came flashing out from the castle courtyard.
The tools and nuts in his pockets were disposed to clank, but he rearranged them and wrapped some letters and his pocket-handkerchief about them.
For five-and-thirty minutes not a sound was heard throughout the length and breadth of that boat, save the clank of cutlery and crockery, and the steady grinding of four sets of molars.