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Definition of "thump" []

  • A blow with a blunt object. (noun)
  • The muffled sound produced by or as if by a blow with a blunt object; a thud. (noun)
  • To beat with or as if with a blunt object so as to produce a muffled sound or thud. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To beat soundly or thoroughly; drub. (verb-transitive)
  • To hit or fall in such a way as to produce a thump; pound. (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 "thump" in a sentence
  • "Elli makes it three steps down the stairs before tripping on herself and proceeds to * thump thump thump* stair by stair, on her face, all the way down to the landing."
  • "_Thump -- thump -- thump_ -- Dane beat it out frantically, belaboring the drum head as he wanted to sink his fists home on the body of the"
  • "The new-comer made a big V with his ears, sat upright for a few seconds, then, dropping on his fore-feet, sent along the ground a louder, stronger, '_Thump -- thump -- thump_.'"