plunk

verb \ ˈpləŋk \
variants: or play \ˈpläŋk, ˈplȯŋk\

Definition of plunk

transitive verb
1 : to pluck or hit so as to produce a quick, hollow, metallic, or harsh sound
2 : to set down suddenly : plump
intransitive verb
1 : to make a plunking sound
2 : to drop abruptly : dive
3 : to come out in favor of someone or something : plump used with for

plunk

noun

plunker

noun

Examples of plunk in a Sentence

  1. You've been plunking that banjo all afternoon!

  2. She plunked out a little tune on the piano.

  3. plunking away on a guitar

  4. The pitcher plunked the first two batters of the game.

  5. She plunked a mug of coffee on the counter.

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Origin and Etymology of plunk

imitative

plunk Synonyms

Synonyms
flump, plank, plop, plump, flop (or plonk)
Related Words
fling, heave, sling, toss; ensconce, install, plant, settle


PLUNK Defined for English Language Learners

plunk

verb

Definition of plunk for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PLUNK Defined for Kids

plunk

verb \ ˈpləŋk \

Definition of plunk for Students

plunked; plunking
1 : to lie or sit down suddenly or heavily
2 : to drop or place heavily or carelessly
  • She plunked her mug on the table.
3 : to make a sound on (an instrument) by pulling the strings or keys


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