(noun, verb)


1. a short light metallic sound

Similar word(s): click

Definition categories: event, sound

2. a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

Similar word(s): gaol, jail, jailhouse, pokey, poky, slammer

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with clink as a noun:

- You could hear the clink of the glasses from the next room.

- If he keeps doing things like that, he’s sure to end up in the clink.


1. make a high sound typical of glass

- champagne glasses clinked to make a toast

Definition categories: perception, sound

2. make or emit a high sound

Similar word(s): tink, tinkle

Definition categories: perception, go, sound

Sentences with clink as a verb:

- The hammers clinked on the stone all night.