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thud

[ thuhd ]
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noun
a dull sound, as of a heavy blow or fall.
a blow causing such a sound.
verb (used without object), thud·ded, thud·ding.
to strike or fall with a dull sound of heavy impact.
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Origin of thud

1505–15; imitative; compare Middle English thudden,Old English thyddan to strike, press

OTHER WORDS FROM thud

thud·ding·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for thud

thud
/ (θʌd) /

noun
a dull heavy soundthe book fell to the ground with a thud
a blow or fall that causes such a sound
verb thuds, thudding or thudded
to make or cause to make such a sound

Word Origin for thud

Old English thyddan to strike; related to thoddettan to beat, perhaps of imitative origin
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