Definition of Thump

1. Noun. A heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects).

Exact synonyms: Clump, Clunk, Thud, Thumping
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Clump, Clunk, Clunky, Thud, Thud, Thud



2. Verb. Move rhythmically. "Her heart was beating fast"
Exact synonyms: Beat, Pound
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Pulsate, Pulse, Throb, Flutter, Palpitate, Thrash, Flap
Related verbs: Beat
Derivative terms: Beat, Beat, Pounding

3. Noun. A heavy blow with the hand.
Generic synonyms: Blow

4. Verb. Make a dull sound. "The knocker thudded against the front door"
Exact synonyms: Thud
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Thud, Thumping

5. Verb. Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument. "The fighter managed to thump his opponent"; "A bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
Exact synonyms: Poke, Pound
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Poke, Pound, Pounding

Definition of Thump

1. n. The sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body, as of a hammer, or the like.

2. v. t. To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound.

3. v. i. To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound.

Definition of Thump

1. Noun. a blow that produces a muffled sound ¹

2. Noun. the sound of such a blow; a thud ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to hit (someone or something) as if to make a thump ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to thud or pound ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) to throb with a muffled rhythmic sound ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thump

1. to strike so as to make a dull, heavy sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thump

thumbsketches
thumbstall
thumbstick
thumbsticks
thumbstroke
thumbstrokes
thumbsucker
thumbsuckers
thumbtack
thumbtacked
thumbtacking
thumbtacks
thumbwheel
thumbwheels
thumby
thump (current term)
thump-thump
thump-thumps
thump out
thumped
thumper
thumpers
thumping
thumpingly
thumpings
thumpity
thumps
thumpy
thumri
thunder

Literary usage of Thump

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"For 'tis thump, thump, &c. 1 met a friend, who asked me— And sorry I was wed To such ... train, Ah ! happy gods, they fear no sound Of thump and scold away. ..."

2. Naval Songs and Ballads by Charles Harding Firth (1908)
"The game was hot, and then you'll swear That Jordan (Heart of Oak) was there, With a thump, thump, etc. ; And gallant Holmes, that never fails, ..."

3. Naval Songs and Ballads by Charles Harding Firth (1908)
"The game was hot, and then you'll swear That Jordan (Heart of Oak) was there, With a thump, thump, etc.; And gallant Holmes, that never fails, Torn and hurt ..."

4. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1854)
"Now the tambourine began, jingle, jingle went the loose tin plates in the holes of the hoop ; thump, thump, thump, hurra ! rump went the ..."

5. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1854)
"Now the tambourine began, jingle, jingle went the loose tin plates in the holes of the hoop ; thump, thump, thump, hurra ! rump went the ..."

6. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"Such are bump, thump, plump, thwack, whack, smack, crack, clack, clap, flap, flop, pop, snap, rap, tap, pat, clash, crash, smash, swash, splash, slash, ..."

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