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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klang]
    • /klæŋ/
    • /klæŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klang]
    • /klæŋ/

Definitions of clang word

  • verb clang When a large metal object clangs, it makes a loud noise. 3
  • verb clang Clang is also a noun. 3
  • verb clang to make or cause to make a loud resounding noise, as metal when struck 3
  • verb clang to move or operate making such a sound 3
  • noun clang a resounding metallic noise 3
  • noun clang the harsh cry of certain birds 3

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Origin of clang

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80, clang is from the Latin word clangere to resound, clang

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Parts of speech for Clang


clang popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for clang

noun clang

  • jangle — to produce a harsh, discordant sound, as two comparatively small, thin, or hollow pieces of metal hitting together: The charms on her bracelet jangle as she moves.
  • noise — sound, especially of a loud, harsh, or confused kind: deafening noises.
  • clash — When people clash, they fight, argue, or disagree with each other.
  • clank — When large metal objects clank, they make a noise because they are hitting together or hitting against something hard.
  • bang — If something bangs, it makes a sudden loud noise, once or several times.

verb clang

  • soundThe, a strait between SW Sweden and Zealand, connecting the Kattegat and the Baltic. 87 miles (140 km) long; 3–30 miles (5–48 km) wide.
  • toll — the act of tolling a bell.
  • reverberate — to reecho or resound: Her singing reverberated through the house.
  • resound — to echo or ring with sound, as a place.
  • chime — When a bell or a clock chimes, it makes ringing sounds.

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