EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLINKING
From every little niche and corner came the sound of clinking anvils.
Then, having filled the glasses to the brim, he insisted on clinking them.
As he passed the tea tables he heard the clinking of ice in glasses.
One heard the clinking of glasses, and the crash of broken bottles.
I heard some clinking of glass, and I knew they were drinking.
The wheat sack with its clinking contents was cast into the open hatch.
The clinking of silver, questions, answers, and expostulations went on.
They were red in the face, and were clinking their glasses, and vociferating and laughing.
Again the storm of arrows beat upon them clinking and thudding on the armor.
There was a clinking of glasses, and a cheer that nearly lifted the roof off the tent.
early 14c., echoic (cf. Dutch klinken, Old High German klingan, German klingen). Related: Clinked; clinking. The noun in the sound sense is from c.1400.