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clinid | clinid fish | clinidae | clinique | clinium | clink | clinkant | clinker | clinker block | clinker brick | clinker-built


Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


clinkv. t. [OE. clinken; akin to G. klingen, D. klinken, SW. klinga, Dan. klinge; prob. of imitative origin. Cf. Clank, Clench, Click, v. i.].
     To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.  [1913 Webster]
    "And let me the canakin clink."  [1913 Webster]
clinkv. i. 
  •  To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound.  Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To rhyme. [Humorous].  Cowper.  [1913 Webster]
     A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of sonorous bodies.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
     A prison cell; a lockup; -- probably orig. the name of the noted prison in Southwark, England.  Kipling.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


clink, n. & v.
--n. a sharp ringing sound.
1 intr. make a clink.
2 tr. cause (glasses etc.) to clink.

clink, n. (often prec. by in) sl. prison.

16th c.: orig. unkn.



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VB resound, reverberate, reecho, resonate, ring, jingle, gingle, chink, clink, tink, tinkle, chime, gurgle, plash, goggle, echo, ring in the ear.


VB creak, grate, jar, burr, pipe, twang, jangle, clank, clink, scream, yelp, buzz, set the teeth on edge, corcher les oreilles, pierce the ears, split the ears, split the head, offend the ear, grate upon the ear, jar upon the ear.

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