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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klangk]
    • /klæŋk/
    • /klæŋk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klangk]
    • /klæŋk/

Definitions of clanked word

  • noun 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. 1
  • verb without object clanked to make such a sound. 1
  • verb without object clanked to move with such sounds: The old jalopy clanked up the hill. 1
  • verb with object clanked to cause to make a sharp sound, as metal in collision: He clanked the shovel against the pail. 1
  • verb with object clanked to place, put, set, etc., with a clank: to clank the cell door shut. 1
  • noun clanked Simple past tense and past participle of clank. 1

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Origin of clanked

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1605-15, clank is from the Dutch word klank sound

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Parts of speech for Clanked


clanked popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for clanked

noun clanked

  • clanged — Simple past tense and past participle of clang.
  • clattered — to make a loud, rattling sound, as that produced by hard objects striking rapidly one against the other: The shutters clattered in the wind.
  • crashed — to make a loud, clattering noise, as of something dashed to pieces.
  • rang — simple past tense of ring2 .

verb clanked

  • sounded — Surgery. a long, slender instrument for sounding or exploring body cavities or canals.
  • tolled — the act of tolling a bell.
  • resounded — to echo or ring with sound, as a place.
  • chimed — an apparatus for striking a bell so as to produce a musical sound, as one at the front door of a house by which visitors announce their presence.
  • chinked — a chinking sound: the chink of ice in a glass.

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