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clonk

[ klongk, klawngk ]
/ klɒŋk, klɔŋk /
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noun
a low, dull sound of impact, as of a heavy object striking against another.
verb (used with or without object)
to make or cause to make such a sound.
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Origin of clonk

First recorded in 1925–30; imitative
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How to use clonk in a sentence

  • The music has died away, only a solemn clonk-clonkclonk-clonk reverberates through this narrow, Norman-arched catacomb.

    An Ocean Tramp|William McFee

British Dictionary definitions for clonk

clonk
/ (klɒŋk) /

verb
(intr) to make a loud dull thud
(tr) informal to hit
noun
a loud thudding sound

Word Origin for clonk

C20: of imitative origin
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