What does clink mean?

Definitions for clinkklɪŋk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clink.

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

  5. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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!

Images & Illustrations of clink

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Translations for clink

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • dring, dringar, trincCatalan, Valencian
  • τσουγκρίζωGreek
  • бренчать, звякать, бряцать, звучать, звенеть, дребезжать, звонRussian
  • klinga, klirr, kling, klirraSwedish

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