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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clinkklɪŋk(v.i.; v.t.)

  1. to make or cause to make a light, sharp, ringing sound:

    The coins clinked together.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (n.)a clinking sound.

Origin of clink:

1275–1325; ME, perh. < MD clinken to ring


  1. a prison; jail; lockup.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of clink:

1505–15; after Clink a prison in Southwark, London, perh. < D klink door latch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chink, click, clink(noun)

    a short light metallic sound

  2. jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey(verb)

    a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

  3. clink(verb)

    make a high sound typical of glass

    "champagne glasses clinked to make a toast"

  4. tinkle, tink, clink, chink(verb)

    make or emit a high sound

    "tinkling bells"


  1. clink(Noun)

    The sound of metal on metal, or glass on glass.

    You could hear the clink of the glasses from the next room.

  2. clink(Noun)

    Jail or prison, after the Clink prison in Southwark, London. Used in the phrase in the clink.

    If he keeps doing things like that, heu2019s sure to end up in the clink.

  3. clink(Noun)

    Stress cracks produced in metal ingots as they cool after being cast.

  4. clink(Verb)

    To make a clinking sound; to make a sound of metal on metal or glass on glass; to strike materials such as metal or glass against one another.

    The hammers clinked on the stone all night.

  5. Origin: as metal against metal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clink(verb)

    to cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together

  2. Clink(verb)

    to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound

  3. Clink(verb)

    to rhyme. [Humorous]

  4. Clink(noun)

    a slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of sonorous bodies

Translations for clink

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a ringing sound

the clink of coins.

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