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


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



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