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 for Clinking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clink \Clink\ (kl[i^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clinked
     (kl[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clinking.] [OE. clinken;
     akin to G. klingen, D. klinken, SW. klinga, Dan. klinge;
     prob. of imitative origin. Cf. Clank, Clench, Click, v.
     i.]
     To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by
     striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           And let me the canakin clink.            --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clinking
      adj 1: like the light sharp ringing sound of glasses being
             tapped

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