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thunk 1

A dull, hollow sound: the thunk of a metal pipe striking a tree.
intr.v. thunked, thunk·ing, thunks
To make a dull, hollow sound: "Her hard shoes thunk on the stairs" (Carolyn Chute).


thunk 2

v. Nonstandard
A past tense and a past participle of think.


n, vb
informal another word for thud



1. an abrupt, dull sound.
2. to make such a sound.
[1945–50; b. thud and clunk]



Nonstandard. a pt. and pp. of think 1.
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Noun1.thunk - a dull hollow sound; "the basketball made a thunk as it hit the rim"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
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