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verb [intransitive/transitive] clang pronunciation in British English /klæŋ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyclang
he/she/itclangs
present participleclanging
past tenseclanged
past participleclanged
  1. if something made of metal clangs, or if you clang it, it makes a loud sound

    The bells were still clanging in the cathedral tower.

    clang shut:

    The door clanged shut behind them.

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clang

 clang pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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singularclang
pluralclangs

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