Definition of clanking in US English:

clanking

noun

  • Loud, sharp sounds, as of pieces of metal being struck together.

    ‘the clanking of machinery never stopped’
    ‘the rattling of bones and the clanking of chains’

adjective

  • Making a loud, sharp sound or series of sounds.

    ‘a clanking elevator’

Pronunciation

clanking

/ˈklaNGkiNG//ˈklæŋkɪŋ/