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thud

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noun \ˈthəd\

Simple Definition of thud

  • : a loud, dull sound made especially when a heavy object hits something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thud

  1. 1 :  5blow

  2. 2 :  a dull sound :  thump

Examples of thud in a sentence

  1. The book hit the floor with a thud.

  2. The ball landed with a thud.

  3. I heard a heavy thud on the roof.



Origin and Etymology of thud

imitative


First Known Use: 1787


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thud

intransitive verb

Simple Definition of thud

  • : to hit something with a loud, dull sound

  • : to beat forcefully

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thud

thudded

thudding

  1. :  to move or strike so as to make a thud

Examples of thud in a sentence

  1. The ball thudded against the side of the house.

  2. <the snowball thudded against the side of my car>



1796

First Known Use of thud

1796


THUD Defined for Kids

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thud

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noun \ˈthəd\

Definition of thud for Students

  1. :  a dull sound :  thump




2

thud

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verb

Definition of thud for Students

thudded

thudding

  1. :  to move, strike, or pound so as to make a dull sound <… Hannah could feel her heart thudding madly. — Jane Yolen, The Devil's Arithmetic>





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