[duhnt, doo nt]Scot.
- a hard blow or hit, especially one that makes a dull sound; thump.
- to strike, especially with a dull sound.
Origin of dunt1
1375–1425; late Middle English; cognate with Swedish dunt dint
- (of ceramic ware) to crack because of excessively rapid cooling.
Origin of dunt2
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Historical Examples of 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
- a blow; thump
- the injury caused by such a blow
- to strike or hit
Word Origin for dunt
C15: perhaps variant of dint
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