Clank (?), n. [Akin to clink, and of imitative origin; cf. G. klang sound, D. klank. Cf. Clang.]

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.

But not in chains to pine,
His spirit withered with tyeur clank.


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Clank, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clanked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Clanking.]

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


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Clank, v. i.

To sound with a clank.


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