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Definition of clang verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clang
    he / she / it clangs
    past simple clanged
    -ing form clanging
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  1. 1to make a loud ringing sound like that of metal being hit; to cause something to make this sound synonym clank
  2. 2 Bells were clanging in the tower. + adj. The gates clanged shut. clang something + adv./prep. The trolleys clanged their way along the streets. He clanged a spoon against a glass.
clang (also clanging) noun [usually singular]
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the clang of the school bell