from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dull sound; a thump.
- n. A blow that produces a dull sound.
- n. Informal A stupid, dull person.
- intransitive v. To make or move with a clunk.
- intransitive v. To strike something so as to make a dull sound.
- transitive v. To strike so as to make a dull sound: "Icy weather affected the clock's mechanism and for several hours Big Ben clunked instead of bonged the time changes” ( Christian Science Monitor).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a dull, metallic sound, especially one made by two bodies coming into contact
- v. to make such a sound
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To emit a sudden hollow, gurgling sound, such as is made when a cork is quickly pulled out of the neck of a bottle.
- n. A sound such as is expressed by the imitative verb clunk; the gurgling sound made by liquor when poured from a bottle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
- v. make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
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.
I believe the clunk was my rear diff. from the hard downshift??
Luckily, my wife heard it "clunk" in the washing machine and pulled it to safety - but it got wet.
I have even learned to notice when my words or actions are going "clunk" so I can coach myself.
You will get an annoying 'clunk' sound along with a message box letting you know you're already taken care of.
If we are discussing homosexuality, for example, their position is clear and stated in a tone in which you can almost hear their argument go "clunk" as it strikes bedrock.
In July 2005, as he painted a room, he heard his shoulder "clunk," or grind, with each stroke of the brush.
I didn't know, for instance, or couldn't remember that when you sit in the back of the aircraft, the loud "clunk" you hear just after the plane takes off is the landing gear being folded up and out of the way, not - as I thought for a brief flash - the engines falling off, and the plane about to crash.
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