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Definition 1: a short light metallic sound - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for chink in the sense of this definition

(chink is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 2: a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall - [noun denoting object]

(chink is a kind of ...) a long narrow opening

Definition 3: (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for chink in the sense of this definition

(chink is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China

(chink is used in the usage domain ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

(chink is used in the usage domain ...) a slur on someone's race or language

(chink is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 4: make cracks or chinks in - [verb of change]

Samples where chink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The heat checked the paint

Synonyms for chink in the sense of this definition

(chink is a kind of ...) cause to become cracked

"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

(chink has a similar meaning as ...) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

"The glass cracked when it was heated"

Definition 5: fill the chinks of, as with caulking - [verb of contact]

(chink is a kind of ...) fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

"plug the hole" "stop up the leak"

Definition 6: make or emit a high sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where chink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tinkling bells

Synonyms for chink in the sense of this definition

(chink is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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