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clang

verb [I or T] uk   /klæŋ/ us  
to make a loud deep ringing sound like that of metal being hit, or to cause something to make this sound: He woke up to hear the sound of bells clanging in the distance. [+ obj + adj ] She clanged the metal gate shut behind her.
clang
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
The bell made a resounding clang.
Translations of “clang”
in Spanish (hacer) sonar…
in French faire un bruit métallique…
in German schallen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)叮噹作響, (使)發出噹啷聲…
in Russian лязгать…
in Turkish çınlamak, tınlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)叮当作响, (使)发出当啷声…
in Polish szczękać…
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