- A dull or muffled thudding sound: the whump of a distant explosionMore example sentences
- A muffled whump sounded and a streak left the launcher and struck the target.
- This was followed by a loud crash, a bang, a muffled whump, and then a blood-curdling scream that echoed around the waterfront before dying off into a pathetic moan and silence.
- One touch to the ground and Scarback beats his wings with a muffled whump and soars high, perhaps five feet into the air, as his opponent rises to meet him.
verb[no object, with adverbial] Back to top
- 1Make a whump: he pitched a snowball that whumped into the carMore example sentences
- You hear both main tires pop as you whump to the ground short of the runway.
- 1.1 [with object] Strike (something) heavily with a whump: she began whumping him on his lower backMore example sentences
- The kick on the third shot sent me stumbling back a step and I fell against the wooden railing, felt it give, and then before I had time to catch on, something big and hard and solid whumped the wind right out of me.
late 19th century: imitative.
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