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kerplunk

[ ker-pluhngk ]

adverb

  1. with or as if with a sudden muffled thud:

    The huge stone hit the water kerplunk.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of kerplunk1

First recorded in 1885–90; ker-, plunk

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Example Sentences

The potato missed Jasper Jay by less than an inch, bringing up kerplunk!

"That colour of hair and eyes always knocks me kerplunk," observed Hollanden softly.

Then I began to fly—drift down, and all of a sudden, kerplunk, I fell out of bed.

And can't you see those brave women stealers go kerplunk down into the trenches?

But at the sound of the approach of a human being, they went kerflop-kerplunk, down into the water.

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