Origin of clanging
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of clang
Synonyms for clang
Related Words for clangingearsplitting, piercing, raucous, deafening, sharp, discordant, strident, noisy, clatter, clink, clang, sound, resound, punch, resonate, bang, buzz, reverberate, clap, rattle
Examples from the Web for clanging
Historical Examples of clanging
From below came the clanging of Gaskin's gong announcing dinner.
There came a clanging of grapnels on the rail over the crouching defenders.
Overhead a bell was clanging by his orders, summoning the chapter.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
She heard Harry Hagberd say, "Hallo, dad," then a clanging clatter.To-morrow
She heard above her the clanging at the door of dream as she went with the Older Brother.Gilian The Dreamer
Word Origin for clang
1570s, echoic (originally of trumpets and birds), akin to or from Latin clangere "resound, ring," and Greek klange "sharp sound," from PIE *klang-, nasalized form of root *kleg- "to cry, sound." Related: Clanged; clanging.
1590s, from clang (v.).