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thud

noun

1 thud

A heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects).

synonyms: clump, clunk, thump, thumping.

Roget 406: snap etc. v.; rapping etc. v.; decrepitation, crepitation; report, thud; burst, explosion, blast, boom, ... show more

Roget 408a: thud, thump, dead sound; nonresonance; muffled drums, cracked bell; damper; silencer.   

Dutch: gestommel



verb

1 thud

Make a dull sound:
— The knocker thudded against the front door.

synonym: thump.

2 thud

Strike with a dull sound.

3 thud

Make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants.

synonyms: crump, scrunch.


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