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plop Syllabification: plop

Definition of plop in English:


A short sound as of a small, solid object dropping into water without a splash.
Example sentences
  • The fly lands with a soft plop hardly breaking the water surface.
  • It was an almost sleepless night for him, watching the cold flickering of the stars beyond the screen of thin leaves, often starting at plops and splashing sounds from the stream.
  • The room had no windows, and she wasn't sure where she was but she could hear the faint plops of water dripping.

verb (plops, plopping, plopped)

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1Fall or cause to fall with a plop: [no object]: the stone plopped into the pond [with object]: she plopped a sugar cube into the cup
More example sentences
  • A small drip of blood fell silently to the ground before plopping on the white carpet, making a small stain.
  • He starts across, stepping on stones, but mostly plopping in the water.
  • As I gnawed at the greasy meat the lettuce and mayo slid out of the bun, plopping into the paper cone.
1.1 (plop oneself down) Sit or lie down gently but clumsily: he plopped himself down on the nearest chair
More example sentences
  • Both girls plopped themselves down into empty seats next to Ray.
  • To further my point I plopped myself down on the nearest seat and glared at him as if to silently dare him to move me.
  • He opened the car door and plopped himself down in the front seat.


Early 19th century: imitative.

Words that rhyme with plop

atop, bop, chop, clop, cop, crop, dop, drop, Dunlop, estop, flop, fop, glop, hop, intercrop, knop, kop, lop, mop, op, pop, prop, screw-top, shop, slop, sop, stop, strop, swap, tiptop, top, underprop, whop
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