clink definition, meaning - what is clink in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “clink”

See all translations

clink

verb [I or T] uk   us   /klɪŋk/
to (cause something to) make a short ringing sound like pieces of glass or metal knocking lightly together: The ice clinked as she dropped it into the glass. We all clinked our glasses together and drank to a happy new year.
clinking
noun [S] uk   us   /ˈklɪŋ.kɪŋ/
the clinking of glasses

clink

noun uk   us   /klɪŋk/

clink noun (SOUND)

[S] a short ringing sound like pieces of glass or metal knocking lightly together: I could hear the clink of coins in his pocket.

clink noun (PRISON)

[S or U] informal prison: Everyone always said Joe would end up in (the) clink.
(Definition of clink from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of clink?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “clink” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More