- The elevator slammed into the ground with a dull thud, and the doors screeched open.
- He and the coffee table hit the ground with a loud thud and the sound for breaking wood.
- A little later we hear two dull thuds echoing across the valley as one of the Apaches fires its missiles.
verb (thuds, thudding, thudded)[no object]
- He tumbled down the incline, head over heels amid falling debris, and thudded against something soft.
- We were flying over the land as the pounding of the hooves thudded in our hearts.
- His heavy boots thudded against the pavement of a desolate road as he kept on walking in a semiconscious daze.
- The tone was set when Sutton rumbled through the back of little Graham Weir in the opening minutes with a thudding tackle which, in fairness, took the ball.
- They are rehearsing the opera in a community hall in Mudchute, a desolate stretch of the Isle of Dogs trapped between the banking towers of Canary Wharf and the thudding aimlessness of deprived estates.
- He maintains with a thudding predictability that success hasn't changed him.
- [as submodifier]: rarely has a life-affirming finale seemed more thuddingly sentimentalMore example sentences
- Perhaps troubled by the thought that his approach is too understated, he revisits the theme in the thuddingly titled Song 3.
- For a band so thuddingly mainstream as Coldplay, they do seem to have a good line in sensing public opinion.
- But more often than not, shows that unfurl in real time are thuddingly dull.
Late Middle English (originally Scots): probably from Old English thyddan 'to thrust, push'; related to thoden 'violent wind'. The noun is recorded first denoting a sudden blast or gust of wind, later the sound of a thunderclap, whence a dull, heavy sound. The verb dates from the early 16th century.
Words that rhyme with thudblood, bud, crud, cud, dud, flood, Judd, mud, rudd, scud, spud, stud, sudd
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