The guns raised in unison, the sighting of the game, the rounds of shots, the thud as a prey is felled, and then the silence.
Most landed with a thud, but some did well enough to eke out another contract.
When Phase Two landed with a thud, I swore—great gobs of us swore—never to day trade again.
And the higher the perch from which someone falls, the bigger the thud he makes when he splatters on the concrete of reality.
Obviously, if it were just Democrats, the Republicans would have had the votes to pass the thud bill.
Lepage, too, had come down with a thud, squashing hidden air out of the interstices of the mattress.
She heard the thud of his dory oars as she walked down the street.
First one paw and then another relaxed, until, with a thud, the coati and iguana struck the ground together both stone-dead.
At last a thud was heard; the ropes creaked as they were drawn up.
She heard a thud that made her ears ring, and suddenly Wolf Paw was slumping to the rutted trail in front of her.
Old English þyddan "to strike, thrust," of imitative origin. Sense of "hit with a dull sound" first recorded 1796. The noun is attested from 1510s.