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[duhnt, doo nt]Scot.
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  1. a hard blow or hit, especially one that makes a dull sound; thump.
verb (used with object)
  1. to strike, especially with a dull sound.

Origin of dunt1

1375–1425; late Middle English; cognate with Swedish dunt dint


verb (used without object)
  1. (of ceramic ware) to crack because of excessively rapid cooling.

Origin of dunt2

origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for dunting

Historical Examples

  • He was in the middle of his prayer when a noise came over the town, a dunting of hoofs on the causey of the Provost's house-front.

    The Lost Pibroch

    Neil Munro

British Dictionary definitions for dunting


  1. a blow; thump
  2. the injury caused by such a blow
  1. to strike or hit

Word Origin

C15: perhaps variant of dint
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