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thunk

\ ˈthəŋk \
Updated on: 6 Mar 2018
  • dialectal past tense and past participle of think

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thunk

noun
: a flat hollow sound

Examples of thunk in a Sentence

  1. The book landed on the floor with a thunk.

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Origin and Etymology of thunk

imitative

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thunk

verb
: to produce a flat hollow sound : make a thunk

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First Known Use of thunk

1949

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thunk

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


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