from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A dull sound, as that of a heavy object striking a solid surface.
- noun A blow or fall causing such a sound.
- intransitive verb To make a heavy, dull sound.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To push; press.
- To beat; strike.
- To drive with impetuosity.
- To emit a low. dull sound such as is produced by a blow upon a comparatively soft substance.
- To rush with a hollow sound.
- To move with velocity: as, “he thudded away,”
- noun The sound produced by a blow upon a comparatively soft substance; a noise like that of a heavy stone striking the ground; hence, a stroke or blow causing a dull, blunt, or hollow sound.
- noun Synonyms See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- 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.
- verb To make, or strike so as to make, a dull sound, or thud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The sound of a
- noun US, military Republic F-105 Thunderchief jet ground attack fighter.
- verb To make the sound of a dull impact.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
- verb make a dull sound
- noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
- verb strike with a dull sound
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Oh! the awful thud, _thud_, THUD, as they hammer the spikes, the cruel spikes into his hands and feet, and he never once cringes.
The roar of the flames, the hissing of firebrands sucked upward, the crash of timbers, the shrieks of the foremen through their trumpets, the yells of applause or of sarcasm from the crowd, and the _thud, thud, thud, thud_ of numerous brake bars made a fine pandemonium.
The crews sprang to the long brake handles on either side, and at once the regular _thud, thud, thud_ of the pumps took up its rhythm.
And then all at once he uttered a gasp as he expired the breath he had held, and _thud, thud, thud, thud_, he felt his heart leap the pulsations keeping on now at a tremendous rate as they beat against his quivering breast.
I could hear his breath come hard as the Boers galloped on abreast, closer and closer; and then the _thud, thud, thud_ grew less and less plain, till the sounds gradually became faint in the distance.
Directly after, _thud, thud, thud_ came the sound of men dropping down into the inner cave, and in another moment there was a rude thrust from behind which drove Mike against Vince, and the two boys were forced onward through the opening to the outer cave, the man with the cutlass giving way sufficiently to let them enter, but presenting the point at
The police were about to leave when they heard a shriek followed by a squelchy thud from the outhouse, followed by muffled cursing.
Not mere "Ew, needles!" willies, but proper [:: thud::] is the sound of Cherie fainting to the floor.
Apparently the selection of Mr. Martinez is being greeted with a thud from the right wing, with several of the more vocal wingnuts referring to him as "Bonehead." "
And landing with a thud is a new A.T. Kearney report promoting the ultimate net neut bête noire .