verb (used with or without object)
Origin of clunk
Examples from the Web for clunking
Historical Examples of clunking
Verdure and a mild heaven are above; clunking frogs and plants that keep company with man are beneath.
- the gurgling sound of a liquid
- the sound of a cork being removed from a bottle
Word Origin 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.