thumping

[ thuhm-ping ]
/ ˈθʌm pɪŋ /

adjective

of, like, or pertaining to a thump.
strikingly great, immense, exceptional, or impressive; resounding: a thumping victory at the polls.

Origin of thumping

First recorded in 1570–80; thump + -ing2

Related forms

thump·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for thumping (2 of 2)

thump

[ thuhmp ]
/ θʌmp /

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)

Origin of thump

First recorded in 1530–40; imitative

Related forms

thump·er, nounun·thumped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thumping (1 of 2)

thumping

/ (ˈθʌmpɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) slang huge or excessivea thumping loss

Derived Forms

thumpingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for thumping (2 of 2)

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

thumper, noun

Word Origin for thump

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