Dictionary.com

thunk

1
[ thuhngk ]
/ θʌŋk /
Save This Word!

noun
an abrupt, dull sound: the thunk of a shutting window.
verb (used without object)
to make such a sound: The window thunked shut.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of thunk

1
1945–50; blend of thud and clunk

Other definitions for thunk (2 of 2)

thunk2
[ thuhngk ]
/ θʌŋk /

verb Nonstandard.
a simple past tense and past participle of think1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use thunk in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for thunk

thunk
/ (θʌŋk) /

noun, verb
informal another word for thud
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK