Definition of thudding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈTHədiNG/


The action of moving, falling, or striking something with a dull, heavy sound: he heard the hollow thudding of hooves
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  • At first it was a muffled sound, slowly it became louder and louder till the dull thudding of footsteps was clearly heard from the hall outside.
  • We picked up our pace as the thudding of heavy boots hitting the pavement reached our ears.
  • The distant thudding of sound systems is drowned in an eerie silence.


Used to emphasize the clumsiness or awkwardness of something, especially a remark: great thudding conversation-stoppers
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  • You can make a lot of thudding assertions like that, but it doesn't make them true.
  • A reprieve from the thudding interactions was a monologue by the Australian dancer Grayson Millwood.
  • Miller wrote the screenplay as well, so the thudding obviousness of stuff like that can only rest on her shoulders.



Example sentences
  • I can see people are talking about me, and I go over to hear what they are saying, and it's a thuddingly dull remark.
  • What's a loyal citizen to do when his government seems so thuddingly wrong?
  • Coburn is also off camera for thuddingly lengthy stretches of the picture, while Cobb and the gaggle of actresses run about doing pointless bits of business.

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Syllabification: thud·ding

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