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

  • n. A dull heavy sound, as of something dropped on a surface.
  • intransitive v. To move or fall heavily with a dull sound: flumped onto the sofa.
  • transitive v. To place or drop with a flump.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to move or fall heavily, or with a dull sound
  • v. to drop something heavily or with a dull sound
  • n. the dull sound so produced

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To throw down with violence.
  • To throw one's self down heavily; flop: as, she flumped down into a chair.

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

  • v. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
  • v. fall heavily


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



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  • 1830 M. R. Mitford Our Village (1863) IV. 182 Flumping himself down in the midst of a tuft of cowslips.

    April 19, 2015

  • I love this sound. FLUMP!

    June 24, 2009

  • One of the two wheels of David's cart flumped.

    - Louis Zukofsky, Thanks to the Dictionary

    June 20, 2008

  • a heavy, dull sound

    April 30, 2007