[ klang-ing ]
/ ˈklæŋ ɪŋ /


a pattern of speech observed in some types of mental illness, as manic disorder, in which associations are based on punning or rhyming.

Origin of clanging

clang- probably < German Klang sound, taken as clang + -ing1

Definition for clanging (2 of 2)

[ klang ]
/ klæŋ /

verb (used without object)

to give out a loud, resonant sound, as that produced by a large bell or two heavy pieces of metal striking together: The bells clanged from the steeples.
to move with such sounds: The old truck clanged down the street.

verb (used with object)

to cause to resound or ring loudly.


a clanging sound.

Origin of clang

First recorded in 1570–80, clang is from the Latin word clangere to resound, clang Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for clanging

British Dictionary definitions for clanging

/ (klæŋ) /


to make or cause to make a loud resounding noise, as metal when struck
(intr) to move or operate making such a sound


a resounding metallic noise
the harsh cry of certain birds

Word Origin for clang

C16: from Latin clangere
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