verb (used without object), thud·ded, thud·ding.
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OTHER WORDS FROM thudthud·ding·ly, adverb
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How to use thud in a sentence
Bekele fainted next, landing with a thud on the garage’s concrete floor as the car continued to run.Texas Enabled the Worst Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Catastrophe in Recent U.S. History|by Perla Trevizo, Ren Larson, Lexi Churchill, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune; Mike Hixenbaugh and Suzy Khimm, NBC News|April 29, 2021|ProPublica
The show gets so wrapped up in building suspense that its finale lands with an infuriating thud, leaving crucial questions unanswered and central relationships unresolved.
As reported by The Guardian, Phoenix forgot to call her to the stage, resulting in the dull thud that was the end of the 93rd Academy Awards.In diverse slate of winners, Oscar is the biggest loser|John Paul King|April 27, 2021|Washington Blade
Morsell’s parents would hear the thuds from the boys crashing into the wall, as they roughhoused and tried to dunk.There’s a reason Maryland’s Darryl Morsell is so tough. It starts with the death of his brother.|Emily Giambalvo|March 18, 2021|Washington Post
When you reach the bottom, with a thud and rattle, it feels like a triumph.The Strange Allure of a Flight to Nowhere (and Other Places We're Desperate to Go)|Susanna Schrobsdorff|February 7, 2021|Time
For every nanosecond that I miraculously lift off the ground, I land with an inordinately loud thud.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The guns raised in unison, the sighting of the game, the rounds of shots, the thud as a prey is felled, and then the silence.The Final Shoot: How an English Country Novel Set in 1913 Explains 2013|Ilana Bet-El|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The most recent, a great big, messy love letter, is about to land with a dull thud in your neighborhood bookstore.
Obviously, if it were just Democrats, the Republicans would have had the votes to pass the THUD bill.
You could hear the clicking in the back and when you opened it, it had a thud to it.RIP, Lever Voting Machines: Where Did Old Booths Go?|Eliza Shapiro|November 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There was a distant, dull boom in the air—a repeated heavy thud.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
In this way he can reach up to the tops of the tallest trees and cut off the cocoanuts; when thud!Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Then a sudden sound sent him on to one elbow—the thud of an approaching horse's hoofs.Uncanny Tales|Various
Heavy steps rang on the bridge over his head, and the thud of their fall was like thunder to the man beneath.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The dull thud of a footfall in the cell above hammers on my head with maddening regularity.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman