I. verb Etymology: Latin clangere; akin to Greek klazein to scream, bark, Old English hliehhan to laugh Date: 1576 intransitive verb 1. a. to make a loud metallic ringing sound <
anvils clanged
b. to go with a clang 2. to utter the characteristic harsh cry of a bird transitive verb to cause to clang <
clang a bell
II. noun Date: 1557 1. a loud ringing metallic sound <
the clang of a fire alarm
2. a harsh cry of a bird (as a crane or goose)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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