Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • She led her little procession by her querulous-sounding "quank," while they replied with a low "chir-up" in the same tone.

    In Nesting Time

  • The white-breasted Nuthatch is known by his cry of "_quank, quank_," repeated frequently as he keeps moving along the branches of a tree, piercing the bark with his bill and breaking off pieces in search of insects and their larvæ.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

  • Then he uttered his soft "quank, quank" and gently flew to another tree.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa

  • Sometimes these "quank, quanks" come in a loud and rapid series and may easily be heard a quarter of a mile on a still day.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa

  • From the dusky woods darted out those birds that bide a New England winter; dove-colored muthatches quank quanked among the hemlocks;

    Margaret

  • On the thank yous -- the other night Elliot looked up at me after nursing, smiled adoringly and said "quank you".

    undefined

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • It's quanks like a dunk, it probably is a dunk.

    December 14, 2008

  • The sound a dunk makes.

    December 14, 2008