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clonk

[klongk, klawngk]
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noun
  1. a low, dull sound of impact, as of a heavy object striking against another.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to make or cause to make such a sound.
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Also clunk.

Origin of clonk

First recorded in 1925–30; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for clonk

clonk

verb
  1. (intr) to make a loud dull thud
  2. (tr) informal to hit
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noun
  1. a loud thudding sound
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Word Origin

C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for clonk

v.

1930, imitative. Related: Clonked; clonking.

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