Definition of clink :
1. A prison cell; a lockup; - probably orig. the name of the noted prison in Southwark, England.
2. A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of sonorous bodies.
3. To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.
4. To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound.
5. To rhyme. [ Humorous].
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- Alwa, his cousin, crossed one leg above the other with a clink of spurs and scabbard. - "Rung Ho!", Talbot Mundy.
- And through her sleep and dreams and wakeful moments she heard the quiet voices of the men who had no beds to go to; that monotonous sound and an occasional clink of glass and bottle neck or the rustling of shuffled cards. - "Six Feet Four", Jackson Gregory.
- 4. Clink, clink, clinkerty clink! - "McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader", William Holmes McGuffey.