Definitions for thumpθʌmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a blow or knock with a heavy object, producing a dull sound.

  2. the sound made by or as if by such a blow.

  3. (v.t.)to strike or beat with a heavy object, so as to produce a dull sound; pound.

  4. (of an object) to strike against (something) heavily and noisily.

  5. to thrash severely.

  6. (v.i.)to strike or fall heavily, with a dull sound.

  7. to palpitate or beat violently, as the heart.

Origin of thump:

1530–40; imit.


Princeton's WordNet

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

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

  2. thump(verb)

    a heavy blow with the hand

  3. beat, pound, thump(verb)

    move rhythmically

    "Her heart was beating fast"

  4. thud, thump(verb)

    make a dull sound

    "the knocker thudded against the front door"

  5. thump, pound, poke(verb)

    hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

    "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. thump(verb)θʌmp

    to make a series of loud deep sounds or vibrations

    His heart was thumping.; as the bass drums thumped

  2. thumpθʌmp

    to hit sb

    He thumped his brother on the head.; The rider hit the ground with a thump.; a thump on the head


  1. thump(Noun)

    a blow that produces a muffled sound

  2. thump(Noun)

    the sound of such a blow; a thud

  3. thump(Verb)

    to hit (someone or something) as if to make a thump

  4. thump(Verb)

    to thud or pound

  5. thump(Verb)

    to throb with a muffled rhythmic sound

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thump(noun)

    the sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body, as of a hammer, or the like

  2. Thump(noun)

    a blow or knock, as with something blunt or heavy; a heavy fall

  3. Thump(verb)

    to strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound

  4. Thump(verb)

    to give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound

Translations for thump

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the sound of) a heavy blow or hit

They heard a thump on the door; He gave him a thump on the head.

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