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Definitions of thud

  1. To make, or strike so as to make, a dull sound, or thud. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. make a crunching noise, as of an engine lacking lubricants Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. strike with a dull sound; "Bullets were thudding against the wall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make a dull sound; "the knocker thudded against the front door" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. A dull sound without resonance, like that produced by striking with, or striking against, some comparatively soft substance; also, the stroke or blow producing such sound; as, the thrud of a cannon ball striking the earth. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A dull sound produced by a body falling; a thump. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The sound produced by a blow upon a comparatively soft substance: a noise, as that of a heavy stone striking the ground: hence, a stroke or blow causing a dull, blunt, or hollow sound. "The shot went whistling through the air above our heads and plunged with a heavy thud into the ground. behind us. -W. H. Russell. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A dull, heavy sound, as of a blow on a yielding substance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A dull sound from a blow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A stroke or blow causing a dull sound. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for thud

  1. Then there came the quick little thud of her feet as she went downstairs. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  2. As she spoke, her feet flew from under her and she came down with a thud – Ten Girls from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser