Definition of thumping in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈTHəmpiNG/


1Pounding; throbbing: the thumping beat of her heart
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  • Every single music selection had a thumping beat that irritated me immensely - a sure sign that kids will groove on the music.
  • Heavy staccato beats punish thumping tracks by Joe, Destiny's Child, Ginuwine, Mack 10, Chante Moore, Non-A-Miss and Playa.
  • Scott had a thumping hip hop beat at my gig and there was a tune that kept playing, and you could see people raising their eyes.
2 informal Of an impressive size, extent, or amount: a thumping 64 percent majority [as submodifier]: a thumping great lie
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  • The overwhelming majority of the population - a thumping 94 per cent - exchange presents.
  • In one area, by the council's own admission, a thumping 70 per cent of homes are eschewing wheelie bins.
  • In 1997 the Conservative majority was a thumping 11,600.

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Syllabification: thump·ing

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