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  • interj. The sound of a heavy smack.

Etymologies

Imitative. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was walking down the street in New York City when I heard a light "thwap" followed by a sense of pressure on my chest.

    Boing Boing: July 30, 2006 - August 5, 2006 Archives

  • And yes, Londo needed a good "thwap" where Morden was concerned.

    Alas, Babylon

  • FREEPORT - The grouper hits the dock with a "thwap" and a splatter of slime.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • You can then respond to that message, or "thwap" by either entering a comment or sending your own photo or video back to the person.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Web 2.0

  • Fans in Australia greeted by the anticipatory "thwap" of tennis balls launched by the world's most skilled players also have been subjected to the sounds of rival fans brawling and clouds of noxious capsicum spray.

    The Online News Page

  • Thwapr, which isn't even one week into its beta launch, enables users to "thwap" a picture or video from their mobile phone or computer and share it with essentially any friend of their choosing.

    RCR Wireless News

  • But every time I touch the ball, he shoots me with a scalding death glareā€”a clear, non-verbal command that if I don't unload the rock as fast as possible to another, more skillful player, he is going to walk over to the side of the court, grab an aluminum chair and thwap me over the back of the head.

    You Cannot Be That Serious About Sports

  • He stumbled toward us in a blur, making no sound but the thwap! of his torn shoes and the swish of his ragged, muddy clothes.

    Bring On the Night

  • Now on to the more important question, Tiffany said, yanking a stack of glossy magazines out from her messenger bag and tossing them on the floor with a thwap.

    Vanished

  • Thwap-thwap-thwap-thwap went the knives to my left; thwap-thwap-thwap-thwap to my right, the closest impaled 3 inches from my ear.

    Jerry Zezima: "Have a Knife Day"

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