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clang

[klang] /klæŋ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to give out a loud, resonant sound, as that produced by a large bell or two heavy pieces of metal striking together:
The bells clanged from the steeples.
2.
to move with such sounds:
The old truck clanged down the street.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cause to resound or ring loudly.
noun
4.
a clanging sound.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin clangere to resound, clang
Synonyms
1. clash, din, clank, jangle.
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Examples for clang
  • From the fist clang of the rail to the last clang of the rail.
  • The bronze panels suddenly slid up and struck the frame with a clang.
  • He heard a smash and the destructive clang of the iron fastenings of the shutters.
  • He was targeted a third time, but let the ball clang off his hands.
  • Then the market closed with a disheartening clang, and has largely remained so.
  • However, curiosity got the better of her, so she clang to the curtain while watching the stranger.
  • The age of the trolley car here was one clang nearer its end yesterday.
  • The clang of the weights sounds pretty much the same as well.
  • She tugged on its rope, producing a clear, sharp clang.
  • It is a clang sound-the equivalent of setting off a nonverbal alarm.
British Dictionary definitions for clang

clang

/klæŋ/
verb
1.
to make or cause to make a loud resounding noise, as metal when struck
2.
(intransitive) to move or operate making such a sound
noun
3.
a resounding metallic noise
4.
the harsh cry of certain birds
Word Origin
C16: from Latin clangere
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Word Origin and History for clang
v.

1570s, echoic (originally of trumpets and birds), akin to or from Latin clangere "resound, ring," and Greek klange "sharp sound," from PIE *klang-, nasalized form of root *kleg- "to cry, sound." Related: Clanged; clanging.

n.

1590s, from clang (v.).

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