chink - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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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]

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    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.

  3. 3
    [usually singular] a small amount of a quality
    chink of:

    There was just a chink of doubt in his mind.