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verb [intransitive/transitive] clang pronunciation in British English /klæŋ/
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present tense
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 pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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