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clankverb [I or T]

uk   us   /klæŋk/
to make a ​shortloudsound like that of ​metalobjectshitting each other, or to ​cause something to make this ​sound: My ​bikechain was clanking in an ​alarming way as I ​pedalled along. Whenever ​theirteamscored a ​goal, they clanked ​theirbeercans together.
clank
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
I ​heard the clank of ​buckets as they went to ​milk the ​cows.
(Definition of clank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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clankverb [I/T]

 us   /klæŋk/
to make a ​short, ​loudsound like that of ​metalobjectshitting each other, or to ​cause something to make such a ​sound: [I] Ray’s ​van clanked down the ​driveway.
clank
noun [C usually sing]  us   /klæŋk/
the clank of ​silverware on ​plates
(Definition of clank from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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