clinking clinking


  • (adj) like the light sharp ringing sound of glasses being tapped


  1. Merion will make the U.S. Open champ earn it

    The leaders in the U.S. Open will be the last to tee off for the final round, watched by folks dining on the veranda at Merion Golf Club who may or may not stop clinking their silverware as they hit.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


    NO. 1, 350 YARDS, PAR 4 For guests, this can be one of the most intimidating opening tee shots in golf because the teeing ground is right next to the clubhouse patio, where the clinking of tea cups goes to dead silence when a player stands over his shot.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


  1. "While there's a lot of clinking of champagne glasses and toasting one another and passing big checks back and forth inside the convention, there's a reality on the streets outside that will be represented by the Nightwatchman and Rage Against the...
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: Tom Morello Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. Asman explains his job this way: "We're responsible for every sound in the movie except the music. The sound of a guy scratching his head, or glasses clinking while people are eating, or birds chirping in the background, all of it."
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Bub Asman Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. Messiaen, whose prose was as colorful as his music, described those moments as evoking "the entire rainbow of the precious stones of the Apocalypse ringing, clinking, dancing, coloring and perfuming the light of life."
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: Olivier Messiaen Source: New York Times

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