Infinitive: squange
3rd person: squanges
Gerund: squanging
Present: squanging
Past: squanged
Perfect: squanged

To make a metallic sound with or as if with tin sheets bent.


Plom - plam, came a tinny sound from near the Doctor. He was twisting in his hands a box of the hostess's documents:
—The thin metal is flexing loudly. Also, my fingers scraped and tapped against the bottom several times.
—It wasn't the box
squanging.— Bruno opposed it.
—Seemed like some whistling in the distance or other noises from outside.— Hubert summed up the general observations. All but the landlady agreed with this explanation:
—It was him! Now he will prove himself to you!
—Who, dear lady?
(Context: An unknown sound surprised Dr∙ Barton's aides exploring a haunted house. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)


Slovak / Slovenčina (SK): kvindžať

Czech / Čeština (CZ): kvindžet

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