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English definition of “chink”

chink

noun uk   /tʃɪŋk/ us  

chink noun (CRACK)

[C] a small narrow crack or opening: I peered through a chink in the curtains and saw them all inside.Holes, hollows and dips

chink noun (SOUND)

[C usually singular] a light ringing sound: On a hot day it's nice to hear the chink of ice in a glass.
Synonym
Sounds made by objects, movement or impact

chink

verb [I] uk   /tʃɪŋk/ us  
to make a light ringing sound: The coins chinked lightly in his pocket as he walked along.
Synonym
Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of chink noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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