chink Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “chink” in the English Dictionary

"chink" in British English

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chinknoun

uk   us   /tʃɪŋk/

chink noun (CRACK)

[C] a ​smallnarrow crack or ​opening: I ​peered through a chink in the ​curtains and ​saw them all inside.

chink noun (SOUND)

[C usually singular] a ​lightringingsound: On a ​hotday it's ​nice to ​hear the chink of ​ice in a ​glass.
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chinkverb [I]

uk   us   /tʃɪŋk/
to make a ​lightringingsound: The ​coins chinked ​lightly in his ​pocket as he ​walked along.
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Chinknoun [C]

uk   us   /tʃɪŋk/ informal offensive (UK also Chinky)
an ​insulting word for a ​Chineseperson
(Definition of chink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chink" in American English

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chinknoun

 us   /tʃɪŋk/

chink noun (CRACK)

[C] a ​narrowcrack or ​opening: Weeds were ​growing from a chink in the ​sidewalk.

chink noun (SOUND)

[U] a ​lightringingsound: the chink of ​glass against ​glass
(Definition of chink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chink”
in Spanish resquicio, grieta…
in Vietnamese khe hở…
in Malaysian sela…
in Thai รอยแยกเล็กๆ…
in French fente…
in German der Spalt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 裂缝, 裂口, 缝隙…
in Turkish yarık, çatlak, çınlama…
in Russian щель, трещина, звон…
in Indonesian celah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裂縫, 裂口, 縫隙…
in Polish szczelina, brzęk…
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