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Definition of "clunk" [clunk]

  • A dull sound; a thump. (noun)
  • A blow that produces a dull sound. (noun)
  • Informal A stupid, dull person. (noun)
  • To make or move with a clunk. (verb-intransitive)
  • To strike something so as to make a dull sound. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clunk" in a sentence
  • "As each business owner was going around the table telling us what their companies did, I noticed that some of the stories just went "clunk" -- in a good way."
  • "If we feel a clunk, that is the femoral head the top of the thigh bone returning to the hip socket."
  • "A clunk is his heavy pottery tumbler being set on the table."