verb (used without object), thud·ded, thud·ding.
Origin of thud
Examples from the Web for thud
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
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
Most landed with a thud, but some did well enough to eke out another contract.
And the higher the perch from which someone falls, the bigger the thud he makes when he splatters on the concrete of reality.
The term struck Doggies brain with a thud, like the explosive fusion of two elements.The Rough Road|William John Locke
Two of them began to fight, and the local preacher heard the thud of heavy blows.The Romance of the Coast|James Runciman
Down went the big box with a thud in the very middle of the kitchen floor.Ben Pepper|Margaret Sidney
"I give you my word—" resumed Dr. Beauregard; but a thud interrupted him.Poison Island|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
He landed with a thud that made his teeth rattle, then pitched head foremost into the brush.The Red Lure|Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for thud
verb thuds, thudding or thudded
Word Origin for thud
Word Origin and History for thud
Old English þyddan "to strike, thrust," of imitative origin. Sense of "hit with a dull sound" first recorded 1796. The noun is attested from 1510s.