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clanging

[klang-ing] /ˈklæŋ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a pattern of speech observed in some types of mental illness, as manic disorder, in which associations are based on punning or rhyming.
Origin
clang- probably < German Klang sound, taken as clang + -ing1

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
1570-80; < Latin clangere to resound, clang
Synonyms
1. clash, din, clank, jangle.
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  • We could hear his clanging along the sides of the pot for a few seconds.
  • Hallways are wide, ceilings are high, and clanging radiators keep guestrooms toasty.
  • Listen for loud clanging from the blacksmith's shop as hammers shaped hot metal into shoes for mules and horses.
  • clanging and banging noises will make animals flinch or jump.
  • Make loud noises by clanging pans, using air horns, or whatever is available.
  • Rather she felt as if she was moving along with the bathroom and also the water in the water tank was heard clanging.
British Dictionary definitions for clanging

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 clanging

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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