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

 

clang

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verb
BrE BrE//klæŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋ//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clang
BrE BrE//klæŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋ//
 
he / she / it clangs
BrE BrE//klæŋz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋz//
 
past simple clanged
BrE BrE//klæŋd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋd//
 
past participle clanged
BrE BrE//klæŋd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klæŋd//
 
-ing form clanging
BrE BrE//ˈklæŋɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæŋɪŋ//
 
 
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to make a loud ringing sound like that of metal being hit; to cause something to make this sound synonym clank Bells were clanging in the tower. + adj. The gates clanged shut. clang something + adv./prep. The trams clanged their way along the streets. He clanged a spoon against a glass. Word Origin late 16th cent.: imitative, influenced by Latin clangere ‘resound’.

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