dunt

1 of 3

noun

ˈdənt
plural -s
1
chiefly Scottish : a heavy blow or stroke
2
chiefly Scottish : bruise, wound
3
chiefly Scottish : a quickened beat of the heart : throb
4
Scottish : a sizable lump

dunt

2 of 3

verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s

transitive verb

chiefly Scottish : to strike heavily : beat

intransitive verb

1
chiefly Scottish : to fall with a heavy sound
2
chiefly Scottish, of the heart : throb

dunt

3 of 3

intransitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
ceramics
: to crack while firing or afterward by temperature change or by inversion of crystals to greater volume

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English dount, dunt, variant of dint

Intransitive verb

origin unknown

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“Dunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunt. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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