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Definition of clank:

  1. A sharp, brief, ringing sound, made by a collision of metallic or other sonorous bodies; - usually expressing a duller or less resounding sound than clang, and a deeper and stronger sound than clink.
  2. To cause to sound with a clank; as, the prisoners clank their chains.
  3. To sound with a clank.

Synonyms:

chink, bang, clangour, noise, brush, clash, clangor, clink, smash, skirmish, boom, blare, crash, clack, encounter, whang, clang, wreck, beep, caterwaul, blast, friction, collapse, clangoring.

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