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thwack

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1 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
  • he gave the ball a hard thwack with the bat and sent it deep into the outfield

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2 a loud explosive sound
  • even from the top of the bleachers we could hear the loud thwack of the ball being hit

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thwack

verb

Synonyms of thwack (Entry 2 of 2)

to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • thwacked the growling dog on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper

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The first known use of thwack was circa 1530

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“Thwack.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thwack. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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