clank

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clank / klangk/ • n. a loud, sharp sound or series of sounds, typically made by pieces of metal meeting or being struck together.• v. make or cause to make such a sound: [intr.] I could hear the chain clanking | [tr.] Cassie bounced on the bed, clanking the springs. DERIVATIVES: clank·ing·ly adv.

clank

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clank sb. XVII. imit. formation parallel to MLG., (M)Du. klank, OHG. klang. Cf. prec. and CLINK 1.
Also as vb. XVII.