thud

noun
\ ˈthəd How to pronounce thud (audio) \

Definition of thud

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a dull sound : thump

thud

verb
thudded; thudding

Definition of thud (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to move or strike so as to make a thud

Examples of thud in a Sentence

Noun The book hit the floor with a thud. The ball landed with a thud. I heard a heavy thud on the roof. Verb The ball thudded against the side of the house. the snowball thudded against the side of my car
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Oregon State football team’s resurgent season ended with a thud during a 24-13 loss to Utah State in the LA Bowl. oregonlive, 31 Dec. 2021 Auburn’s ensuing drive ended with a thud, as T.J. Finley’s fourth-down pass attempt to Kobe Hudson fell incomplete and the Tigers turned it over, never seeing the ball again. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 28 Dec. 2021 South Alabama’s 8-game winning streak ended with a thud on Friday night, with a 65-52 loss at Tarleton State. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 17 Dec. 2021 Asian equities followed the US’ equity drop yesterday ending a positive week with a thud. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 Suddenly, a loud thud from above jolted the family awake. Vijayta Lalwani, Quartz, 19 Aug. 2021 For white and more affluent parents, the new school plan also landed with a thud. Sarah Mervosh, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2021 Thursday's earnings report landed with a thud, and investors are worried that the company can't sustain its brisk pandemic-era pace. Allison Morrow, CNN, 9 Nov. 2021 The first Market By Macy’s (in Southlake, TX) landed with a thud and is now closed for retooling. Steve Dennis, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb After going up to challenge a shot near the rim late in the second quarter, Forrest fell awkwardly and banged his head hard on the court, the sickening thud audible throughout the arena. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Oct. 2021 The subwoofers thud like mortar fire landing in the back seat. Dan Neil, WSJ, 15 Jan. 2021 The protest hub in downtown Beirut thudded with music from a half-dozen different stages as if to compete with the city’s famous nightclubs. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2020 Stocks thudded to their worst day since the epic Black Monday crash in 1987 amid mounting investor fears over the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump's assessment that the U.S. may be heading toward recession. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 16 Mar. 2020 Inside the facility, the sound of baseballs thudding against bats fills the roughly 10,000 square-foot space. Jared Diamond, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2020 Although stocks briefly revived in the afternoon when the Federal Reserve Bank of New York moved to provide more short-term funding to lenders, markets quickly thudded lower. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 12 Mar. 2020 As in the passage where Aster beats Hirut, certain words recur (split, spin, bloom, awkward, frantic), and hearts tend to pound and thud a lot. Namwali Serpell, New York Times, 26 Sep. 2019 No one really thought his early-season shooting struggles would be everlasting, but seeing 25 consecutive 3-pointers thud off of rims, instead of going through them, can start to wear on anyone. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of thud

Noun

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thud

Noun

imitative

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Thucydides

thud

thuddingly

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Last Updated

6 Jan 2022

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“Thud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thud. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for thud

thud

noun

English Language Learners Definition of thud

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

thud

verb

English Language Learners Definition of thud (Entry 2 of 2)

: to hit something with a loud, dull sound
: to beat forcefully

thud

noun
\ ˈthəd How to pronounce thud (audio) \

Kids Definition of thud

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a dull sound : thump

thud

verb
thudded; thudding

Kids Definition of thud (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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