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thud

noun \ ˈthəd \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of thud

1 : 5blow 1
2 : a dull sound : thump

Examples of thud in a Sentence

  1. The book hit the floor with a thud.

  2. The ball landed with a thud.

  3. I heard a heavy thud on the roof.

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Origin and Etymology of thud

imitative


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thud

verb

Definition of thud

thudded; thudding
intransitive verb
: to move or strike so as to make a thud

Examples of thud in a Sentence

  1. The ball thudded against the side of the house.

  2. the snowball thudded against the side of my car

Recent Examples of thud from the Web

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First Known Use of thud

1796


THUD Defined for English Language Learners

thud

noun

Definition of thud for English Language Learners

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


thud

verb

Definition of thud for English Language Learners

  • : to hit something with a loud, dull sound

  • : to beat forcefully


THUD Defined for Kids

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thud

noun \ ˈthəd \

Definition of thud for Students

: a dull sound : thump

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thud

verb

Definition of thud for Students

thudded; thudding
: 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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