clink Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “clink” in the English Dictionary

"clink" in British English

See all translations

clinkverb [I or T]

uk   us   /klɪŋk/
to (​cause something to) make a ​shortringingsound like ​pieces of ​glass or ​metalknockinglightly 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

clinknoun

uk   us   /klɪŋk/
  • 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clink" in American English

See all translations

clinkverb [I/T]

 us   /klɪŋk/
to make a ​short, ​ringingsound like that of ​pieces of ​glass or ​metalknocking together
clink
noun [C/U]  us   /klɪŋk/
[U] the clink of ​coins
(Definition of clink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of clink?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“clink” in British English

“clink” in American English

Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More