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English definition of “clank”

clank

verb [I or T] uk   /klæŋk/ us  
to make a short loud sound like that of metal objects hitting each other, or to cause something to make this sound: My bike chain was clanking in an alarming way as I pedalled along. Whenever their team scored a goal, they clanked their beer cans together.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
clank
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
I heard the clank of buckets as they went to milk the cows.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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