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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crash(verb)

    a loud resonant repeating noise

    "he could hear the clang of distant bells"

  2. clang, clangor(verb)

    make a loud noise

    "clanging metal"


  1. clang(Noun)

    A loud, ringing sound, like that made by free-hanging metal objects striking each other.

  2. clang(Noun)

    Quality of tone.

  3. clang(Noun)

    The cry of some birds, including the crane and the goose.

  4. clang(Noun)

    A word or phrase linked only by sound and not by meaning, characteristic of some mental disorders.

  5. clang(Verb)

    To strike (objects) together so as to produce a clang.

  6. clang(Verb)

    To give out a clang; to resound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clang(verb)

    to strike together so as to produce a ringing metallic sound

  2. Clang(verb)

    to give out a clang; to resound

  3. Clang(noun)

    a loud, ringing sound, like that made by metallic substances when clanged or struck together

  4. Clang(noun)

    quality of tone

  5. Origin: [L. clangere; akin to Gr. kla`zein to clash, scream; or perh. to E. clank.]


  1. Clang

    Clang is a compiler front end for the C, C++, Objective-C and Objective-C++ programming languages. It uses LLVM as its back end and has been part of its releases since LLVM 2.6. Its goal is to offer a replacement to the GNU Compiler Collection. Development is completely open-source, with several major software development companies involved. Its source code is available under the University of Illinois/NCSA License. The Clang project includes the Clang front end and the Clang static analyzer among others.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clang

    klang, v.i. to produce a sharp, ringing sound.—v.t. to cause to clang.—n. a sharp, ringing sound, like that made by metallic substances struck together: (fig.) sound, the cry of some birds.—n. Clang′ing, the sound corresponding to the verb.—adj. Clang′orous.—adv. Clang′orously.—n. Clang′our, a clang: a sharp, shrill, harsh sound.—v.i. to make a clangour. [L. clangĕre; Ger. klang; formed from the sound.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clang

    The rattling or clashing of arms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clang in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • звънтеж, звъня, звънтяBulgarian
  • kilahdus, heläyttää, kilahtaa, sointi, kilauttaa, helähtää, helähdysFinnish
  • gliongScottish Gaelic
  • лязг, звон, бря́цаниеRussian

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