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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chingk]
    • /tʃɪŋk/
    • /tʃɪŋk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chingk]
    • /tʃɪŋk/

Definitions of chinked word

  • noun chinked a chinking sound: the chink of ice in a glass. 1
  • noun chinked Slang. coin or ready cash. 1
  • verb with object chinked to fill up chinks in. 1
  • noun chinked Simple past tense and past participle of chink. 1

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Origin of chinked

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English; perhaps chine1 + -k suffix (see -ock)

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Parts of speech for Chinked


chinked popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chinked usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chinked

verb chinked

  • cracked — An object that is cracked has lines on its surface because it is damaged.
  • tinged — a slight degree of coloration.
  • clanked — a sharp, hard, nonresonant sound, like that produced by two pieces of metal striking, one against the other: the clank of chains; the clank of an iron gate slamming shut.

noun chinked

  • slit — to cut apart or open along a line; make a long cut, fissure, or opening in.
  • cut — If you cut something, you use a knife or a similar tool to divide it into pieces, or to mark it or damage it. If you cut a shape or a hole in something, you make the shape or hole by using a knife or similar tool.
  • gapped — a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or military line; breach: We found a gap in the enemy's line of fortifications.
  • holed — an opening through something; gap; aperture: a hole in the roof; a hole in my sock.
  • rifted — an opening made by splitting, cleaving, etc.; fissure; cleft; chink.

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