clinkety-clank

[kling-ki-tee-klangk]

noun

a succession of alternating clinks and clanks: the clinkety-clank of armored vehicles on the rough road.

Nearby words

  1. clinicopathologic,
  2. clinid,
  3. clink,
  4. clinker,
  5. clinker-built,
  6. clinkstone,
  7. clino-,
  8. clinocephaly,
  9. clinodactyly,
  10. clinograph

Origin of clinkety-clank

1900–05; alteration of clink1 + clank

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