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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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An' they would thunk I could drive her like a Lucania, an' wi'out burnun' coals.
Kids join in on the singing in various tracks that encompass a musical smorgasbord ranging from guitars, ukelele, trombone and piano to percussive clinks, clanks, and violin thunks.
In order to get the thunks out, you have to go to Sound Forge on the computer.
Suspension gripes are reasonably common, though, so buyers should listen for thunks and clunks on test drives.
For once, the sound plays a big part, from the cartoon thunks and whooshes to the canned laughter of the live audience, but the tasks are easy to pick up - a bit too easy, it has to be said.
Thunks denote the kind of thinking you intend, the quality of energy you are sending out from your mind.
Eddie Jones of the Lakers was way short on his first jump shot, way long on his second, and nowhere close on his third on his way to 2 for 12, the thunks enhanced by technology, the microphones bolted to the backboard and wired to the PA system.
Instead of flags and offsets, the signature table now contains only pointers to these thunks.
He raises the axe with his large arms and swings down at an angle, the blade cutting into the bark with a thunk.