from The Century Dictionary.

  • To plash; fall with a plashing sound.


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  • 1. to fall or drop with a dull sound. 2. to make a light slapping sound. "Like 'parp,' 'plap' is another one of those endearingly playful, onomatopoeic words that seems to be designed to bring a smile to the face and an image to the mind. The Chambers Dictionary describes the term 'plap' as 'a flatter sound than a plop.'" (From Foyle's Philavery: A Treasury of Unusual Words, by Christopher Foyle.)

    October 3, 2007

  • to me, plap is the sound of a pat of butter landing on a plate.

    February 25, 2008

  • That's it, cricket! Or the sound those goofy rubber flippers made--you know, the ones you had as a kid--when you climbed out of the swimming pool.

    February 25, 2008

  • a raindrop hitting a very small frog

    April 17, 2009

  • ploink - a tennis racket hitting a very small frog.

    April 17, 2009

  • the real question, of course, is why there isn't a word for 'very small frog'

    April 17, 2009

  • Poison dart frog?

    April 17, 2009