clonk

verb
\ˈkläŋk, ˈklȯŋk\
clonked; clonking; clonks

Definition of clonk 

intransitive verb

: to make a dull hollow thumping sound

transitive verb

: to cause to clonk

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Other Words from clonk

clonk noun

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One day, a can of beans fell off a shelf and clonked him on the head. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Paul Obis Gave Up Meat, Founded Vegetarian Times and Later Had Second Thoughts," 6 July 2018 Heavy, clonking boots are not the right choice for the silent examination of Van Gogh. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Get New York’s MoMA All to Yourself," 23 Mar. 2018 Vica’s now 35, still an ultrasound tech, and Sergey is clonking ineffectually around the margins of the finance world. Charles Bock, New York Times, "In ‘Still Here,’ Four Russian Friends Confront Middle Age in New York City," 9 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of clonk

1930, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for clonk

imitative

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The first known use of clonk was in 1930

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