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[ plop ]

verb (used without object)

, plopped, plop·ping.
  1. to make a sound like that of something falling or dropping into water:

    A frog plopped into the pond.

  2. to fall with such a sound:

    Big raindrops plopped against the window.

  3. to drop or fall with full force or direct impact:

    He plopped into a chair.

verb (used with object)

, plopped, plop·ping.
  1. to drop or set down heavily:

    She plopped her books on the desk.

  2. to cause to plop:

    The fisherman plopped the bait into the river.


  1. a plopping sound or fall.
  2. the act of plopping.


  1. with a plop:

    The stone fell plop into the water.


/ plɒp /


  1. the characteristic sound made by an object dropping into water without a splash


  1. to fall or cause to fall with the sound of a plop

    the stone plopped into the water


  1. an exclamation imitative of this sound

    to go plop

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Word History and Origins

Origin of plop1

First recorded in 1815–25; imitative

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Word History and Origins

Origin of plop1

C19: imitative of the sound

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Example Sentences

However, not a ton of research has been done in this area, and as offshore wind becomes a more popular source of power, it’s probably a good idea to make sure we’re not wrecking entire ecosystems by plopping turbines into their midst.

Make sure you check the specs to ensure the cart is safe before plopping them in.

The ring-shaped charger allows you to lazily plop the speaker onto it when you come in the house without having to plug in a cable.

Still, it’s a cut above ordinary short ribs plopped on baby carrots plopped on mashed potatoes.

Here’s a look at what you’ll get if you plop down the cash when they start shipping on Wednesday.

The frogs would rain down on him, land with a plop, gaze up at his smile and become princes.

The fans willing to plop down thousands of dollars on antique relics are a diverse bunch.

So skip the darkness, plop yourself on a couch, and spend the holiday with the family you choose, your friends.

So much public sculpture comes off as oversized and overblown – as plop art, with pretensions to grandeur and greatness.

Another arrow fell with a faint plop into the river close to the edge of the boat.

I took hold of the line, and then, “plop,” as the poet said.

The rain went plop into the pools, and made a flattish, spattery sound on the rock.

Carefully poising the ball, Bunny booted it up and across the field, till it spun down with a plop into Bi's arms.

He had heard the "plop" of a deft plunge, and looked in time only to see the spreading rings near the shore.


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