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thump

[ thuhmp ]
/ θʌmp /
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noun

a blow with something thick and heavy, producing a dull sound; a heavy knock.
the sound made by or as if by such a blow.

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of thump

First recorded in 1530–40; imitative

OTHER WORDS FROM thump

thumper, nounun·thumped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thump

thump
/ (θʌmp) /

noun

the sound of a heavy solid body hitting or pounding a comparatively soft surface
a heavy blow with the handhe gave me a thump on the back

verb

(tr) to strike or beat heavily; pound
(intr) to throb, beat, or pound violentlyhis heart thumped with excitement

Derived forms of thump

thumper, noun

Word Origin for thump

C16: related to Icelandic, Swedish dialect dumpa to thump; see thud, bump
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