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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.
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n, vb
informal another word for thud
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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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An' they would thunk I could drive her like a Lucania, an' wi'out burnun' coals.
When the drupes dropped, they thwacked the roof with thunks and then rolled down the slant of the roof to fall into the back yard.
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. Look Both Ways is a high-energy blast of pure fun, especially recommended for playing at children's parties.
Granite Falls, WA, July 08, 2010 --( Security audio of "three solid thunks" and voices led a Sonitrol Pacific operator to dispatch sheriff's deputies, allowing them to arrest three would-be copper thieves July 3.
Pages of violence are yellow and orange, although the "shunks," "thunks," and "crumps" defy borders.
"I can get the clicks and ticks out with my Cedar system," he says, "but sometimes you get 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.
on June 30, 2001, they were working on the first floor when they heard "crashes and thunks" coming from upstairs.
Thunks denote the kind of thinking you intend, the quality of energy you are sending out from your mind.
Laziness annotations can be implemented by irreducible encodings called thunks [Ingerman 1961], which make it possible to forget about laziness, and focus on eager evaluation only.
The only disadvantage of using thunks is that it requires generation of low-level, machine-dependent code, which complicates or even prohibits its use in a compiler that generates C code, such as AT&T's cfront compiler.