clinker[ kling-ker ]SEE DEFINITION OF clinker
Synonyms for clinker
- not harmonious
- out of keeping
- out of pitch
- out of tune
- sour note
Antonyms for clinker
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLINKER
Clinker perceived the progress he had made, and repined in secret.
The very day after I wrote my last, Clinker was set at liberty.
"Well, we are here," said Artie, after Clinker's wound had been examined and dressed.
Clinker can rouse out every Unionist within two miles of here.
Soon they came in sight of General, Clinker, and one other of the slaves.
The first man we encountered was Clinker, the master-at-arms.
"I thought it looked too easy," I sighed, waiting for the clinker.
The 'King's Fisher,' (p. 153) as the sketch shows, was clinker built.
He examined this "clinker" after it cooled, and it interested him.
There was the clinker kiln, where a whole burning of bricks was spoiled.
"mass of slag," 1769, from klincard (1640s), a type of paving brick made in Holland, from Dutch klinkaerd, from klinken "to ring" (as it does when struck), of imitative origin. Also "a clinch-nail;" hence clinker-built (1769). The meaning "stupid mistake" is first recorded 1950 in American English; originally (1942) "a wrong note in music."