Definition of Thunk

1. Noun. A dull hollow sound. "The basketball made a thunk as it hit the rim"

Generic synonyms: Sound



Definition of Thunk

1. Verb. (context: humorous nonstandard) (past participle of think) ¹

2. Interjection. (non-gloss definition Representing the sound of the impact of a heavy object striking another and coming to an immediate standstill, with neither object being broken by the impact). ¹

3. Verb. to strike against something, without breakage, making a "thunk" sound ¹

4. Noun. (context: computing functional programming) a delayed computation ¹

5. Noun. (computing) In the Scheme programming language, a function or procedure taking no arguments. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) a mapping of machine data from one system-specific form to another, usually for compatibility reasons, such as from 16-bit addresses to 32-bit to allow a 16-bit program to run on a 32-bit operating system. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thunk

1. to make a sudden, muffled sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thunk

thunderstones
thunderstorm
thunderstorms
thunderstormy
thunderstricken
thunderstrike
thunderstrikes
thunderstriking
thunderstroke
thunderstrokes
thunderstruck
thunderworm
thunderworms
thundery
thundrous
thunk (current term)
thunked
thunking
thunks
thunnies
thunny
thurgh
thurghfare
thurible
thuribles
thurifer
thuriferous
thurifers
thurification
thurifications

Literary usage of Thunk

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1873)
"Trees which shed their leaves annually, or at longer intervals as • do the evergreens, Pio. 1. SECTION OF thunk OF FI&-TBEE, SHOWING THE ANNUAL RINGS OF ..."

2. Here and Now Story Book: Two-to Seven Year Olds; Experimental Stories by Lucy Sprague Mitchell (1921)
"... went by a horse, thunk-a-ta, thunk-a-ta, bang, bang went by a truck. ... went by a horse; thunk-a-ta, thunk-a-ta, bang, bang went by a ..."

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