clang

[klang]
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:
1570–80; < Latin clangere to resound, clang


1. clash, din, clank, jangle.
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clang (klæŋ)
 
vb
1.  to make or cause to make a loud resounding noise, as metal when struck
2.  (intr) to move or operate making such a sound
 
n
3.  a resounding metallic noise
4.  the harsh cry of certain birds
 
[C16: from Latin clangere]

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clang
1576, echoic (originally of trumpets and birds), akin to L. clangere "resound, ring," and Gk. klange "sharp sound," from PIE *klang-, nasalized form of root *kleg- "to cry, sound."
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Example sentences
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.
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