verb (used with or without object)
Examples from the Web for clunk
Embellishments were large and cumbersome—so much so that the dresses seemed to clink and clunk as the models walked the runway.
Clunk, klungk, n. the sound of a liquid coming out of a bottle when the cork has been quickly drawn.
And suddenly the clungk, clunk—clungk, clunk recommenced and passed onward down the passage.
And immediately afterward the clungk, clunk—clungk, clunk of mighty hoofs coming down the passage toward us.
British Dictionary definitions for clunk
- the gurgling sound of a liquid
- the sound of a cork being removed from a bottle
Word Origin for clunk
Word Origin and History for clunk
1796, "to make the sound of a cork being pulled from a bottle;" imitative. This was the main sense through most of 19c. Meaning "to hit, strike" is attested from 1940s. Related: Clunked; clunking.