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Also known as “clang association”, clanging is a manner of speaking in which words are chosen for their related sounds rather than logical meanings. Many patients with psychotic mental illnesses such as schizophrenia present these symptoms.

Example: “He went in entry in trying tieing sighing dying ding-dong dangles dashing dancing ding-a-ling!”

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Clanging. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 24, 2020, from