- to make, or strike together with, a loud, sharp, ringing sound, as of metal being struck
- to move with such a sound
- to make a loud, harsh cry, as esp. the crane does
Origin of clangechoic, but associated, association with Classical Latin verb clangere, also of echoic origin, originally
to cause to make a clanging sound
a clanging sound or cry
- A loud, resonant, metallic sound.
- The strident call of a crane or goose.
intr. & tr.v.clanged, clang·ing, clangs
To make or cause to make a clang.
Origin of clangProbably from Latin clangere, to ring, clang.
(third-person singular simple present clangs, present participle clanging, simple past and past participle clanged)
- To strike (objects) together so as to produce a clang.
- (intransitive) To give out a clang; to resound.