Clanger - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈklæŋər|  American pronunciation of the word clanger
Brit.  |ˈklaŋə|  British pronunciation of the word clanger

noun

- a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate

he dropped a clanger

Examples

I can't help noticing the occasional clanger in war films.

He's being blamed for dropping a massive political clanger (=making a silly or embarrassing remark).

They lost the game after a defensive clanger.

...a newsreader who memorably dropped a clanger when she referred to Robert Burns as an English poet...

Word forms

noun
singular: clanger
plural: clangers
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