Definition of Clanger

1. Noun. A conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate. "He dropped a clanger"




Definition of Clanger

1. Noun. (chiefly UK) A very noticeable mistake; an attention-getting faux pas. ¹

2. Noun. (Australia Australian rules football) A mistake made by a player; ''counted in the game statistics in the category "errors including frees against".'' ¹

3. Noun. Something that clangs; an alarm bell (''also figuratively''). ¹

4. Noun. The clapper of a bell, anything that strikes a bell or other metal object to make a ringing sound. ¹

5. Noun. An early hi-hat consisting of cymbals mounted on the rim of a bass drum and struck with an arm on the drum's pedal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clanger

1. a blunder [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clanger

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clandestine operation
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clanger (current term)
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Literary usage of Clanger

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1. The History of Rome by Livy (1890)
"... being pursued by the Parthians, he fled three hundred miles in twenty-one days, great trepidation and clanger encompassing his whole army. ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1853)
"Under these aggravated circumstances of clanger, our heroine dares the enterprise. ' I opened the door—I entered; I closed it behind me as quickly and ..."

3. London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"Tl»e clanger in which- himself, a beloved consort, a dutiful son, and a number of faithful subjects were involved, so agitated Ed-. ward's soul, ..."

4. Bronchitis and kindred diseases by William Whitty Hall (1854)
"... in their place, especially as their removal sometime occasions suffering, and is not always unattended with clanger. See page 309. A CASE TO BE STUDIED. ..."

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