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plunk

play
verb \ˈpləŋk\

Simple Definition of plunk

  • : to pull or hit a string or key on a musical instrument with your fingers especially in a way that makes a brief, somewhat harsh sound

  • : to hit (someone or something) especially with a ball

  • : to drop or place (something or someone) in a forceful and often careless way

Full Definition of plunk

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pluck or hit so as to produce a quick, hollow, metallic, or harsh sound

  3. 2 :  to set down suddenly :  plump

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make a plunking sound

  6. 2 :  to drop abruptly :  dive

  7. 3 :  to come out in favor of someone or something :  plump —used with for

plunk noun
plunk·er noun

Examples of plunk

  1. You've been plunking that banjo all afternoon!

  2. She plunked out a little tune on the piano.

  3. plunking away on a guitar

  4. The pitcher plunked the first two batters of the game.

  5. She plunked a mug of coffee on the counter.



Variants of plunk

or plonk play \ˈpläŋk, ˈplȯŋk\

Origin of plunk

imitative


First Known Use: 1805

Rhymes with plunk



PLUNK Defined for Kids

plunk

play
verb \ˈpləŋk\

Definition of plunk

plunkedplunk·ing

  1. 1 :  to lie or sit down suddenly or heavily

  2. 2 :  to drop or place heavily or carelessly <She plunked her mug on the table.>

  3. 3 :  to make a sound on (an instrument) by pulling the strings or keys




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