plunk verb \ˈpləŋk\
: 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
: to pluck or hit so as to produce a quick, hollow, metallic, or harsh sound
: to set down suddenly : plump
: to drop abruptly : dive
: to come out in favor of someone or something : plump —used with for
— plunk noun
— plunk·er noun
Examples of PLUNK
- You've been plunking that banjo all afternoon!
- She plunked out a little tune on the piano.
- plunking away on a guitar
- The pitcher plunked the first two batters of the game.
- She plunked a mug of coffee on the counter.
Origin of PLUNK
First Known Use: 1805
Rhymes with PLUNK
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