clonk

[ klongk, klawngk ]
/ klɒŋk, klɔŋk /

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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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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