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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crashverb

    a loud resonant repeating noise

    "he could hear the clang of distant bells"

  2. clankverb

    make a clank

    "the train clanked through the village"

Wiktionary

  1. clanknoun

    A loud, hard sound of metal hitting metal, especially such a repetitive sound.

  2. clankverb

    To make a clanking sound

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clanknoun

    a sharp, brief, ringing sound, made by a collision of metallic or other sonorous bodies; -- usually expressing a duller or less resounding sound than clang, and a deeper and stronger sound than clink

    Etymology: [Akin to clink, and of imitative origin; cf. G. klang sound, D. klank. Cf. Clang.]

  2. Clankverb

    to cause to sound with a clank; as, the prisoners clank their chains

    Etymology: [Akin to clink, and of imitative origin; cf. G. klang sound, D. klank. Cf. Clang.]

  3. Clankverb

    to sound with a clank

    Etymology: [Akin to clink, and of imitative origin; cf. G. klang sound, D. klank. Cf. Clang.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clank

    klangk, n. a sharp sound, less prolonged than a clang, such as is made by a chain.—v.t. or v.i. to make or cause a clank.—n. Clank′ing, the action of the verb clank.—adj. Clank′less, without clank. [Prob. formed under the influence of Clink and Clang.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clank in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • kalauttaa, kalistaa, kalistella, kalahdus, kalina, kalahtaa, kalisuttaa, kalahdellaFinnish
  • бряцание, бряцать, звякать, лязг, лязгать, греметьRussian

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
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