Clane vs Clank - What's the difference?

clane | clank |


As an adjective clane

is .

As a noun clank is

a loud, hard sound of metal hitting metal.

As a verb clank is

to make a clanking sound.

clane

English

Adjective

  • * {{quote-book, year=1857, author=Frank J. Webb, title=The Garies and Their Friends, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=One o' 'em, night before last, split Mikey Dolan's head clane open, and it's a small chance of his life he's got to comfort himself wid." " }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1919, author=Grace S. Richmond, title=The Brown Study, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=So it's clane she is, if she ain't got into no mischief the half hour." }}

    Anagrams

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    clank

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A loud, hard sound of metal hitting metal.
  • Derived terms

    * clankless * clanky

    Usage notes

    * Clank'' usually expresses a duller or less resounding sound than ''clang'', and a deeper and stronger sound than ''clink .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a clanking sound
  • The chains clanked .
  • To cause to sound with a clank.
  • The prisoners clank their chains.