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Meaning of CLINK

Pronunciation:  klingk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
  2. [n]  a short light metallic sound
  3. [v]  make or emit a high tinkling sound
  4. [v]  make a high sound, as of champagne glasses during a toast

CLINK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chink, chink, click, gaol, jail, jailhouse, slammer, tink, tinkle
 See Also: bastille, clink, correctional institution, go, holding cell, hoosegow, hoosgow, house of correction, lockup, pokey, sound, sound, workhouse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clink\ (kl[i^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clinked}
    (kl[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clinking}.] [OE. clinken;
    akin to G. klingen, D. klinken, SW. klinga, Dan. klinge;
    prob. of imitative origin. Cf. {Clank}, {Clench}, {Click}, v.
    To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by
    striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.
          And let me the canakin clink.            --Shak.
  2. \Clink\ (kl[i^][ng]k), v. i.
    1. To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound. ``The
       clinking latch.'' --Tennyson.
    2. To rhyme. [Humorous]. --Cowper.
  3. \Clink\, n.
    A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of
    sonorous bodies. ``Clink and fall of swords.'' --Shak.
  4. \Clink\, 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.
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