This can be a very basic, even boring question for native English speakers. But for me who is a non-native English speaker, the words, clank and clatter are a little hard to understand each precisely. So I would like to ask about the difference between clank and clatter.
From Google's English dictionary, clank is defined as follows.
a loud, sharp sound or series of sounds, typically made by pieces of metal meeting or being struck together.
clatter is defined as follows.
a continuous rattling sound as of hard objects falling or striking each other.
From the example sentences in dictionaries I think clank describes a more high-pitched sound whereas clatter denotes a lower, but more continuous and louder sound. Am I right?
Further explanations will be greatly helpful and appreciated. Thank you.