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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chink, click, clinknoun

    a short light metallic sound

  2. jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokeyverb

    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. clinkverb

    make a high sound typical of glass

    "champagne glasses clinked to make a toast"

  4. tinkle, tink, clink, chinkverb

    make or emit a high sound

    "tinkling bells"

Wiktionary

  1. clinknoun

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

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

    Etymology: as metal against metal.

  2. clinknoun

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

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

    Etymology: as metal against metal.

  3. clinknoun

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

    Etymology: as metal against metal.

  4. clinkverb

    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.

    Etymology: as metal against metal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clinkverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. clinken; akin to G. klingen, D. klinken, SW. klinga, Dan. klinge; prob. of imitative origin. Cf. Clank, Clench, Click, v. i.]

  2. Clinkverb

    to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound

    Etymology: [OE. clinken; akin to G. klingen, D. klinken, SW. klinga, Dan. klinge; prob. of imitative origin. Cf. Clank, Clench, Click, v. i.]

  3. Clinkverb

    to rhyme. [Humorous]

    Etymology: [OE. clinken; akin to G. klingen, D. klinken, SW. klinga, Dan. klinge; prob. of imitative origin. Cf. Clank, Clench, Click, v. i.]

  4. Clinknoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. clinken; akin to G. klingen, D. klinken, SW. klinga, Dan. klinge; prob. of imitative origin. Cf. Clank, Clench, Click, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clink

    klingk, v.t. to clinch: to rivet. [Scot. for Clinch.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clink in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of clink in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Honestly, she shouldn't be allowed to run, if that were a Republican that did what she did with the emails they would have been in jail 12 months ago. Clink!

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