dunt

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[duhnt, doo nt]Scot.
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noun

a hard blow or hit, especially one that makes a dull sound; thump.

verb (used with object)

to strike, especially with a dull sound.

Origin of dunt

1
1375–1425; late Middle English; cognate with Swedish dunt dint

dunt

2
[duhnt]

verb (used without object)

(of ceramic ware) to crack because of excessively rapid cooling.

Origin of dunt

2
origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for dunt

dunt

noun

a blow; thump
the injury caused by such a blow

verb

to strike or hit

Word Origin for dunt

C15: perhaps variant of dint
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