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clinkety-clank

clink·e·ty-clank
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kling-ki-tee-klangk]
    • /ˈklɪŋ kɪ tiˈklæŋk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kling-ki-tee-klangk]
    • /ˈklɪŋ kɪ tiˈklæŋk/

Definition of clinkety-clank word

  • noun clinkety-clank a succession of alternating clinks and clanks: the clinkety-clank of armored vehicles on the rough road. 1

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Origin of clinkety-clank

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-05; alteration of clink1 + clank

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Parts of speech for Clinkety-clank

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

clinkety-clank popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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