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 chink chink

noun

  • a short light metallic sound  ( chink, click, clink )
    a short light metallic sound
  • a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall  ( chink )
    a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
  • (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent  ( Chinaman, chink )
    (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
  • verb

  • make cracks or chinks in  ( check, chink )
    make cracks or chinks in
     The heat checked the paint
    The heat checked the paint
  • fill the chinks of, as with caulking  ( chink )
    fill the chinks of, as with caulking
  • make or emit a high sound  ( chink, clink, tink, tinkle )
    make or emit a high sound
     tinkling bells
    tinkling bells


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