clinking :

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  • v  make a high sound typical of glass
  • v  make or emit a high sound
  • s  like the light sharp ringing sound of glasses being tapped
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  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  • Bub Asman in Cincinnati Enquirer
    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... Tom Morello Minneapolis Star Tribune Aug 28, 2008 18535 26045 clinking 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."
  • Olivier Messiaen in New York Times
    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."

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