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thump

thump

 
 
pronunciation:
thuhmp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a heavy, dull sound of one thing hitting another.
The heavy backpack made a thump as it landed on the sidewalk.
synonyms:
clump, thud
similar words:
bang, bump, pound, wham
definition 2: a blow or knock that makes a heavy, dull sound.
The boxer gave the other fighter a thump with his fist.
synonyms:
thud
similar words:
bang, blow, bump, hit, knock, pound, rap, slam, smack
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: thumped, thumping, thumps
definition 1: to beat or strike with a heavy, dull sound.
Their boss thumped the desk with her fist.
synonyms:
bump
similar words:
bat, beat, club, hit, pound, strike
definition 2: to beat, strike, or fall on something with a heavy, dull sound.
The elephant's feet thumped along the forest floor.
similar words:
beat, hit, thud
definition 3: to make the sound of a thump.
My heart thumped with excitement as the names of the winners were read.
synonyms:
pound, thud
similar words:
beat, knock, throb
derivation: thumper (n.)