I UK [klɪŋk] / US verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "clink":
present tense I/you/we/they clink he/she/it clinks present participle clinking past tense clinked past participle clinked
to make the short high sound of glass or metal objects hitting each other, or to cause objects to make this sound

II UK [klɪŋk] / US noun
Word forms "clink":
singular clink plural clinks
1) [countable, usually singular] a short high sound that glass or metal objects make when they hit each other
2) the clink
informal prison

English dictionary. 2014.


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  • Clink — Clink, n. A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of sonorous bodies. Clink and fall of swords. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clink — (kl[i^][ng]k), n. A prison cell; a lockup; probably orig. the name of the noted prison in Southwark, England. [Colloq.] I m here in the clink. Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clink — (kl[i^][ng]k), v. i. 1. To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound. The clinking latch. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To rhyme. [Humorous]. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clink — may refer to: The Clink, a historic prison in Southwark, England Prison, in general Channel link (C Link), a high speed data transmission interface This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • clink — ► NOUN ▪ a sharp ringing sound, such as that made when metal or glass are struck. ► VERB ▪ make or cause to make a clink. ORIGIN from Dutch klinken …   English terms dictionary

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  • clink — [kliŋk] vi., vt. [ME clinken < MDu klinken: orig. echoic] to make or cause to make a slight, sharp sound, as of glasses striking together n. 1. such a sound 2. [< name of an 18th c. prison in Southwark (London)] Informal a jail; prison …   English World dictionary

  • clink|er — «KLIHNG kuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a large, rough cinder left in a furnace or forge after coal has been burned. 2. a very hard brick. 3. a mass of bricks fused together. 4. the rough, hard waste left after metal is separated from ore by melting;… …   Useful english dictionary

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