After a little he caught the sound of the chinking gold pieces.
The roof and floor was gone, but the walls needed only chinking.
Then there was more liquor and yet more, till the mouth of the monastic lamp ran over with chinking coin.
“Indeed but I shall not,” replied Dan, chinking it as he spoke.
In the chinking between the logs at the back of the bunks the frost showed white and glistening.
There was no chinking of bits, no jingling of spurs, no clanking of sabres.
The glittering of the little ornaments of gold, and their chinking together as the wearer walks, have a peculiarly lively effect.
In three days the storehouse was done, excepting the chinking.
Ortensia heard a sort of chinking thud, as if a heavy purse had fallen on the stones.
Now the chinking and moss-plugging of the new cabin required all attention.
"a split, crack," 1530s, with parasitic -k + Middle English chine (and replacing this word) "fissure, narrow valley," from Old English cinu, cine "fissure," related to cinan "to crack, split, gape," common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German kinan, Gothic uskeinan, German keimen "to germinate;" Middle Dutch kene, Old Saxon kin, German Keim "germ;" ), from PIE root *geie- "to sprout, split open." The connection being in the notion of bursting open.
"sharp sound" (especially of coin), 1580s, probably imitative. As a verb from 1580s. Related: Chinked; chinking.
: Chink food/ a chink chick
A Chinese person (1900+)