NOTE: implies the event of hearing a sound
The clash of the symbols could be heard above the rest of the orchestra.
There was a great clash of thunder.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: does not imply physical fighting (Sense 4)
There was a bitter clash in the senate over the proposed health care bill.
Their marriage was strained by their clash of religious viewpoints.
The clash of their personalities made working together difficult.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: refers to unpleasing or conflicting colors, patterns, forms
The clash between John's plaid pants and paisley shirt was unflattering.
The yellow drapes created a clash with the softer neutral tones of the room.
A clash in everyone's schedules prevented setting up a meeting this week. (mismatch)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
NOTE: refers to a physical confrontation
His paintings depict the clash of great armies on battlefields.
The clashes between the two drug gangs have resulted in several deaths.
There were reports of minor clashes with security forces.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)