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chink

noun (n)

  • (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent (noun.person)
    Synonym: chinaman
    source: wordnet30
  • a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • a short light metallic sound (noun.event)
    Synonym: click, clink
    source: wordnet30
  • A small cleft, rent, or fissure, of greater length than breadth; a gap or crack; as, the chinks of a wall. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A short, sharp sound, as of metal struck with a slight degree of violence. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make or emit a high sound (verb.perception)
    Synonym: clink, tink, tinkle
    source: wordnet30
  • fill the chinks of, as with caulking (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • make cracks or chinks in (verb.change)
    Synonym: check
    source: wordnet30
  • To crack; to open. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to open in cracks or fissures. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, small pieces of metal, etc., by bringing them into collision with each other. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a slight, sharp, metallic sound, as by the collision of little pieces of money, or other small sonorous bodies. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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