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dunt

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[ duhnt, doont ]
/ dʌnt, dʊnt /
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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.
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Origin of dunt

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

Other definitions for dunt (2 of 2)

dunt2
[ duhnt ]
/ dʌnt /

verb (used without object)
(of ceramic ware) to crack because of excessively rapid cooling.

Origin of dunt

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Origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for dunt

dunt
/ (dʌnt, dʊnt) Scot and Northern English dialect /

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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