Definition of clonk in English:


Syllabification: clonk
Pronunciation: /kläNGk, klôNGk


[in singular]
  • An abrupt, heavy sound of impact.
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    • He wore wooden shoes, that made a clonk and a clank every time he walked.
    • She said: ‘I heard this clonk sound and went to investigate.’
    • There was a clumsy clonk on his door and Malin let Mr. Razors in.


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  • 1 [no object] Move with or make such a sound: the horses clonked and snorted softly
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    • He turned and dropped his hooves from off the countertop, and they clonked onto the ground with a hard thud.
    • The forward soldiers, deployed in the left and right wings of the courtyard, opened fire at the Allied vehicles that came clonking down the road.
    • In a flash, he was clonking and bonking away at the keys.
  • 2 [with object] informal Hit: I’ll clonk you on the head
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    • At the last possible second Jay jumped up and clonked the bastard over the head with the carbon dioxide canister of his paintball gun.
    • Yoh suddenly turned and clonked Tembru on the head for that remark.
    • I realized I was thinking about Siesuki and clonked myself on the forehead.



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  • Ride quality is a bit clonky over suburban surface imperfections, though far better out on the open road.
  • It has the same clonky bassline melody and the same melody and the vocals aren't in it.
  • I did not get the likeness right and the whole thing felt clonky while I was doing it.


mid 19th century: imitative.

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