Definitions for THUDθʌd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

thudθʌd(n.; v.)thud•ded, thud•ding.

  1. (n.)a dull sound, as of a heavy blow or fall.

  2. a blow causing such a sound.

  3. (v.i.)to strike or fall with a dull sound of heavy impact.

Origin of thud:

1505–15; imit.; cf. ME thudden, OE thyddan to strike, press


Princeton's WordNet

  1. thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud(verb)

    a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

  2. thud, thump(verb)

    make a dull sound

    "the knocker thudded against the front door"

  3. thud(verb)

    strike with a dull sound

    "Bullets were thudding against the wall"

  4. crump, thud, scrunch(verb)

    make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. thud(noun)θʌd

    the sound of sth heavy falling

    The box landed with dull thud.


  1. thud(Noun)

    The sound of a dull impact.

  2. thud(Noun)

    Republic F-105 Thunderchief jet ground attack fighter, after the sound it makes when it crashed into the North Vietnamese countryside, due to its high rate of loss.

  3. thud(Verb)

    To make the sound of a dull impact.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thud(noun)

    a dull sound without resonance, like that produced by striking with, or striking against, some comparatively soft substance; also, the stroke or blow producing such sound; as, the thrud of a cannon ball striking the earth

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. thud

    1. Yet another metasyntactic variable (see foo). It is reported that at CMU from the mid-1970s the canonical series of these was ‘foo’, ‘bar’, ‘thud’, ‘blat’. 2. Rare term for the hash character, ‘#’ (ASCII 0100011). See ASCII for other synonyms.

Translations for THUD

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a dull sound like that of something heavy falling to the ground

He dropped the book with a thud.

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