thudding


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thud

 (thŭd)
n.
1. A dull sound, as that of a heavy object striking a solid surface.
2. A blow or fall causing such a sound.
intr.v. thud·ded, thud·ding, thuds
To make a heavy, dull sound.

[Perhaps from Middle English thudden, to strike with a weapon, from Old English thyddan, of imitative origin.]

thudding

(ˈθʌdɪŋ)
n
repetitive thuds or dull heavy sounds
adj
making a dull heavy sound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thudding - not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets"
nonresonant, unreverberant - not reverberant; lacking a tendency to reverberate
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thudding

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References in classic literature ?
It was but a short time after that that Tudor tried the same trick on him, the bullets pattering about him like spiteful rain, thudding into the palm trunks, or glancing off in whining ricochets.
The modern steamship advances upon a still and overshadowed sea with a pulsating tremor of her frame, an occasional clang in her depths, as if she had an iron heart in her iron body; with a thudding rhythm in her progress and the regular beat of her propeller, heard afar in the night with an august and plodding sound as of the march of an inevitable future.
Nearly 70 percent of respondents reported being able to heard "a thudding sound" compared to just 19 percent who claimed to have no response to the GIF.