a chink of light

something that makes you feel a little more hopeful

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  • (a) chink of light — a chink of light phrase something that makes you feel a little more hopeful Thesaurus: feelings of hopesynonym Main entry: chink …   Useful english dictionary

  • chink — I UK [tʃɪŋk] / US noun [countable] Word forms chink : singular chink plural chinks 1) a) a very small space in a wall or between two things, especially when this lets light through A light shone through a chink in the curtains. b) a small amount… …   English dictionary

  • chink — [[t]tʃɪ̱ŋk[/t]] chinks, chinking, chinked 1) N COUNT: usu N in n A chink in a surface is a very narrow crack or opening in it. ...a chink in the wall... He peered through a chink in the curtains. 2) N COUNT: N of n A chink of light is a small… …   English dictionary

  • chink — Ⅰ. chink [1] ► NOUN 1) a narrow opening or crack. 2) a beam of light admitted by a chink. ORIGIN Old English Ⅱ. chink [2] ► VERB ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • chink — chink1 [ tʃıŋk ] noun count 1. ) a very small space in a wall or between two things, especially when this lets light through: A light shone through a chink in the curtains. a ) chink of a small amount of light that shines through a small space: A …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chink — chink1 [tʃıŋk] n [Sense: 1,3; Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from chin crack (11 16 centuries), from Old English cine] [Sense: 2; Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] 1.) a small hole in a wall, or between two things that join together,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chink — I. noun Etymology: probably alteration of Middle English chine crack, fissure Date: 1535 1. a small cleft, slit, or fissure < a chink in the fence > 2. a weak spot that may leave one vulnerable < his lawyers found a chink in the law > 3. a narrow …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chink — 1 noun 1 (C) a small hole in a wall, or between two things that join together, that lets light or air through: The sun came through a chink in the curtains. 2 (C) a high ringing sound made by metal or glass objects hitting each other: the chink… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chink — chink1 noun 1》 a narrow opening or crack. 2》 a beam of light admitted by a chink. Origin C16: related to chine2. chink2 verb make a light, high pitched ringing sound, as of glasses or coins striking together. noun a high pitched ringing sound.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • chink — 1. noun /tʃɪŋk/ a) A narrow opening such as a fissure or crack. Yet I did not give way, but settled to wait for the dawn, which must, I knew, be now at hand; for then I thought enough light would come through the chinks of the tomb above to show… …   Wiktionary


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