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noun [countable] chink pronunciation in American English /tʃɪŋk/
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  1. 1
    a very small space in a wall or between two things, especially when this lets light through

    A light shone through a chink in the curtains.

    1. a.
      a small amount of light that shines through a small space
      chink of:

      A chink of moonlight lit his bedroom.

  2. 2
    [usually singular] the sound that is made when two glass or metal objects hit each other

    Ella could hear the chink of glasses amid the chatter and laughter.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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