from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sharp blow; a thump.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sharp blow; a thump.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A blow; a stroke; a hit.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Sue hears a "tunk," thinks it's Ollie, and comes downstairs, but Jean arrives via the phone.

    Week 27: Midnight in the Garden of Forking Paths

  • There is nothing in it of the dull "tunk" of stone, or the blither "clink" of copper.

    The Iron Star — and what It saw on Its Journey through the Ages

  • It translates there to a "tunk" feel that could mean something or nothing and is both thrilling and ominous for the mystery of it. - Highschool

  • Merri closed the door, twisting the deadbolt into place with a solid tunk, then rattling the chain into its slot.

    Etched in Bone

  • Finally, near the novel's end, when Jane is walking through the forest towards Ferndean, I couldn't help but think the description of the path was very vulvic, oe perhaps symbolic of the deep emotional depths of the psyche: "grass-grown track descending the forest aisle, between hoar and knotty shafts and under branches stretched on and on, it wound far and farther...all was interwoven stem, columnar tunk, dense, summer foliage--no opening anywhere."

    Jane Eyre in the Carnival Mirror

  • My favoite Ralphism by far is when he gives Lisa the toy car, with a card that says, “Look in the tunk.”

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Best of Ralph Wiggum

  • One other thing I did was since I was home in the morings and did the Morning Routine while my hubby was working, I had him deal wiht the bed time stuff, he does story time,bath time, tunk in and such.


  • How did we let this happen, this nonsense of undead beings who already have the gifts of deathlessness, superhuman strength, hypnotism and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound swanning about with a pistol in each pale hand like Chow Yun-fucking-fat, firing off round after round while doing that slo-mo side step, ka-tunk, ka-tunk, ka-tunk, ka-tunk, 9mm shell casings jumping up like popcorn about their pointy little heads?

    What's wrong with the world

  • And then I'm exulting in the full glow of sunshine, and the full joy of running down Big Mama's westward flank into the shadow of the valley of goats, their bells tunk-tunking across the wide creek whose waters surge higher than my head when rains fall in earnest.

    A man not so good at running gets better at giving thanks

  • I did and the police asked me to oput the cell phone near the tunk as I knew nothing about trunk releases or anything like that at the time.

    Archive 2005-12-01


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