from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To walk heavily and noisily.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the sound of feet hitting the ground loudly
  • v. to move, making loud noises with one's feet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See clamp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. walk clumsily


(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
onomatopoeia (Wiktionary)


  • I hear his footsteps and decide to add that sound to the piece, and it's a good sound: the clomp, clomp, clomp that only thin soles over asphalt can give.

    Variation on a Variation of a Mode

  • Daniella Zalcman Here, fishermen in their cleated boots freely clomp around with heavy sleds in tow.

    Fishing on Ice

  • The fishermen in their cleated boots freely clomp around with heavy sleds in tow.

    Ice-Fishing Season Melts Away

  • At the top of the tunnel steps, I met Alton, making his way one clomp at a time.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • I kiss Bob and the kids good-bye, wish them a fun and safe day, and listen to them swish in their nylon shell pants and clomp in their heavy boots out the door.

    Left Neglected

  • Each time she did, there was a muffled clomp and thin clouds of dust drifted away.

    Kings of Colorado

  • The neighborhood is laced with miles of riding trails, and horses often clomp down the streets with their riders.

    Peacocks Are an Acquired Taste Some in California Don't Share

  • Nisha asked, watching Francesca clomp up the front steps of Blanton Middle


  • After I heard her clomp down her back stairs and roar away in her police cruiser, I dressed and hurried out across Main to the Pilot.

    The Hanging Tree

  • The slow clomp of boots on gravel, moving steadily nearer, then pausing, pivoting, and fading away.

    Deadly Promises

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