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clunk

verb \ ˈkləŋk \

Definition of clunk

intransitive verb
1 : to make a clunk
2 : to hit something with a clunk
transitive verb
: to strike or hit with a clunk

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Origin and Etymology of clunk

imitative


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clunk

noun

Definition of clunk

1 : a blow or the sound of a blow : thump
2 : a dull or stupid person

Examples of clunk in a Sentence

  1. The book hit the floor with a loud clunk.

  2. don't be such a clunk and just get on with it

Recent Examples of clunk from the Web

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First Known Use of clunk

1823


CLUNK Defined for English Language Learners

clunk

noun

Definition of clunk for English Language Learners

  • : a loud, dull sound that is made when a heavy object hits another object or a surface


CLUNK Defined for Kids

clunk

noun \ ˈkləŋk \

Definition of clunk for Students

: a loud dull sound


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