clanking


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clanking - having a hard nonresonant metallic sound; "clanking chains"; "the clanking arms of the soldiers near him"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
References in classic literature ?
A moment was allowed for the first thrill to subside, then Hugo, the villain, stalked in with a clanking sword at his side, a slouching hat, black beard, mysterious cloak, and the boots.
But the hours of darkness passed in peace; the men who still remained at their duty toiling hard at the pumps, whose clinking and clanking at intervals through the dreary night dismally resounded through the ship.
Every few blocks there would be a railroad crossing on the level with the sidewalk, a deathtrap for the unwary; long freight trains would be passing, the cars clanking and crashing together, and Jurgis would pace about waiting, burning up with a fever of impatience.
Just as he finished, the call-boy came; so, haw-hawing like a demon, he went rattling and clanking out like a crate of loose castings, and I knew nothing more.
The clanking of fetters and the rattling of chains in the prison, and the pious psalm and solemn prayer in the church, may be heard at the same time.
They were succeeded by a clanking noise, deep down below; as if some person were dragging a heavy chain over the casks in the wine merchant's cellar.
Micawber, he went to it, and threw the doors clanking open.
I burst in upon them, and the fashion of my grave-clothes, as well as the clanking of my chains, made me more resemble an inhabitant of the other world than of this.
went the bridge as it swung back, with great clanking of chains.
When at last the clanking subsided, I resumed the trowel, and finished without interruption the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh tier.
The man pulled at the handle, and the clanking of the bell replied from further in the garden; twice and thrice he did it, with sufficient intervals; in the great frosty silence of the night the sounds fell sharp and small.
Then there was the sound of rattling chains and the clanking of massive bolts drawn back.