clanging

[klang-ing]
noun
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

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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
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.
Clanging and banging noises will make animals flinch or jump.
Make loud noises by clanging pans, using air horns, or whatever is available.
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