dunt

1
[ duhnt, doo nt ]
/ dʌnt, dʊnt /
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.

Nearby words

  1. dunstable,
  2. dunstable, john,
  3. dunstan,
  4. dunstan, saint,
  5. dunstaple,
  6. duntroon,
  7. dunărea,
  8. duo,
  9. duo-,
  10. duo-tang

Origin of dunt

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

dunt

2
[ duhnt ]
/ dʌnt /

verb (used without object)

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

Origin of dunt

2
origin uncertain

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Examples from the Web for dunting

  • He was in the middle of his prayer when a noise came over the town, a dunting of hoofs on the causey of the Provost's house-front.

    The Lost Pibroch|Neil Munro


British Dictionary definitions for dunting

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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