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 (plŭngk) also plonk (plŏngk, plŭngk)
v. plunked, plunk·ing, plunks also plonked or plonk·ing or plonks
1. To throw or place heavily or abruptly: plunked the money down on the counter.
2. To strum or pluck (a stringed instrument).
1. To drop or fall abruptly or heavily; plump: plunked onto the couch with a sigh of relief.
2. To emit a hollow twanging sound.
1. Informal A heavy blow or stroke.
2. A short hollow twanging sound.
adv. Informal
1. With a short hollow thud.
2. Exactly; precisely: The dart landed plunk in the center of the target.


plunk′er n.
plunk′y adj.
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adj, plunkier or plunkiest
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Backed by an impressive line-up of musicians, he flew through a first few numbers that spanned his career, from Blame it on Cain taken from his 1977 album My Aim is True to the plunky Down Among the Wines and Spirits, recorded last year with American singer T Bone Burnett.