Synonyms for clang

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He heard the hum and clang of an electric car off through a chestnut grove.

From sea to sea there was stringing of bows in the cottage and clang of steel in the castle.

And then came the clang of the fire bell, and the waiting ranks were terrified.

On a sudden the clang of the new church clock told that the hour had come.

Down at its bottom men shoveling coal to the clang of its gong.

Bob jumped to his feet as if he had heard the clang of a fire bell.

From the hall came the clang of the elevator door and the sound of voices.

The clang reverberated through the tower like distant thunder.

The clang of hammer on anvil seemed to tear his ears; yet it drew him on too.

Then it appeared in the doorway for a second, and the door swung to with a clang.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, echoic (originally of trumpets and birds), akin to or from Latin clangere "resound, ring," and Greek klange "sharp sound," from PIE *klang-, nasalized form of root *kleg- "to cry, sound." Related: Clanged; clanging.

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