- n. 裂缝；叮当声；裂口
- vi. 叮当响
- vt. 使叮当响
- chink: English has three words chink. The one denoting the sharp metallic sound  is purely onomatopoeic. The one meaning ‘small hole’  is something of a mystery, but it may be an alteration of chine ‘fissure’  (best known today as the term for a coastal ravine in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight), which came from Old English cinu. Chink as a demeaning term for a Chinese person  is a facetious formation based on China or Chinese.
- chink (n.1)
- "a split, crack," 1530s, with parasitic -k + Middle English chine (and replacing this word) "fissure, narrow valley," from Old English cinu, cine "fissure," related to cinan "to crack, split, gape," common Germanic (compare Old Saxon and Old High German kinan, Gothic uskeinan, German keimen "to germinate;" Middle Dutch kene, Old Saxon kin, German Keim "germ;" ), from PIE root *geie- "to sprout, split open." The connection being in the notion of bursting open.
- chink (n.2)
- "a Chinaman," 1901, derogatory, perhaps derived somehow from China, or else from chink (n.1) with reference to eye shape.
- chink (n.3)
- "sharp sound" (especially of coin), 1580s, probably imitative. As a verb from 1580s. Related: Chinked; chinking.
- 1. I noticed a chink of light at the end of the corridor.
- 2. He peered through a chink in the curtains.
- 3. a chink in the curtains
- 4. He watched them secretly, through a chink in the wall.
- 5. Through the chink he saw the fiery morning of high summer.
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