from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To throw or place heavily or abruptly: plunked the money down on the counter.
- transitive v. To strum or pluck (a stringed instrument).
- intransitive v. To drop or fall abruptly or heavily; plump: plunked onto the couch with a sigh of relief.
- intransitive v. To emit a hollow twanging sound.
- n. Informal A heavy blow or stroke.
- n. A short hollow twanging sound.
- adv. Informal With a short hollow thud.
- adv. Informal Exactly; precisely: The dart landed plunk in the center of the target.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To drop or throw heavily (onto or into something) so that it makes a sound
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pluck and release quickly (a musical string); to twang.
- transitive v. To throw, push, drive heavily, plumply, or suddenly; ; also, to hit or strike.
- transitive v. To be a truant from (school).
- intransitive v. To make a quick, hollow, metallic, or harsh sound, as by pulling hard on a taut string and quickly releasing it; of a raven, to croak.
- intransitive v. To drop or sink down suddenly or heavily; to plump.
- intransitive v. To play truant, or “hooky”.
- n. Act or sound of plunking.
- n. A large sum of money.
- n. A dollar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike suddenly, with a dull sound; knock; bang: as, they plunked him with stones.
- To knock (away); knock (from).
- To shoot; fill full of ‘lead’ (missiles).
- To pluck (a stringed instrument) so as to produce a low or deep sound; in general, twang.
- To make or emit an abrupt and usually heavy sound: especially used of the rough sounding of a stringed instrument, and sometimes strung out with arbitrary variations (as in the quotation).
- To croak or cry as a raven.
- To plunge or drop down abruptly.
- n. A hard, dull blow: as, to hit one a plunk.
- n. A twang; a twanging sound: as, the plunk-plunk of the banjo.
- n. A dollar.
- Suddenly; plump: as, he came plunk against the half-open door.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
- n. a hollow twanging sound
- v. drop steeply
- adv. with a short hollow thud
- n. (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
- v. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
- v. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Onomatopoetic. Compare flump. (Wiktionary)