- thunder bay,
- thunder egg
Origin of thumping
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of thump
Examples from the Web for thumping
Dixon turned on the air conditioner and radio, both full blast, to drown out the thumping.
“I stopped her initially, because she mischaracterized what I said about Bible thumping,” O'Reilly explained.Bill O’Reilly’s Macho Moment in On-Air Confrontation With Laura Ingraham|Lauren Ashburn|April 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The lights went down, and a thumping remix of the disco special “Love to Love You Baby” began.Diane von Furstenberg’s Fall 2013 Show Brings Glam Rock, Seth Meyers|Isabel Wilkinson|February 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is as if Smilevski is demanding an encore by thumping on his own book.
Until recently, with global demand soaring for oil, gas, and minerals, thumping the tub against imperialism played well at home.After the Presidential Election, a Tough Road for Hugo Chávez|Mac Margolis|October 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Soaker took his thumping in a way that I judged it was a custom between them.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
It exacts from the pushing woman a thumping entrance-fee in the shape of a sumptuous concert or ball.Modern Women and What is Said of Them|Anonymous
There was no tune and no words, but the thumping made him happy.The Jungle Book|Rudyard Kipling
His feeble heart was thumping, for the stolen jewels were not his to return now.A Fascinating Traitor|Richard Henry Savage
The cab, with the jerking and thumping peculiar to hansoms, made a circle and drew up at the curb.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
Word Origin for thump
"exceptionally large," colloquial, 1570s, present participle adjective from thump (v.).
1530s, "to strike hard," probably imitative of the sound made by hitting with a heavy object (cf. East Frisian dump "a knock," Swedish dialectal dumpa "to make a noise"). Related: Thumped; thumping.
1550s, from thump (v.).