Definition of clank verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

clank

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//klæŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋk//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clank
BrE BrE//klæŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋk//
 
he / she / it clanks
BrE BrE//klæŋks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋks//
 
past simple clanked
BrE BrE//klæŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋkt//
 
past participle clanked
BrE BrE//klæŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋkt//
 
-ing form clanking
BrE BrE//ˈklæŋkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæŋkɪŋ//
 
 
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to make a loud sound like pieces of metal hitting each other; to cause something to make this sound clanking chains + adj. I heard a door clank shut. clank something The guard clanked his heavy ring of keys. Word Origin late Middle English (but rare before the mid 17th cent.): imitative.

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