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thwack

Syllabification: thwack
Pronunciation: /THwak
 
/

Definition of thwack in English:

verb

[with object]
Strike forcefully with a sharp blow: she thwacked the back of their knees with a cane
More example sentences
  • So she took a stick and started thwacking my thighs like she was threshing wheat.
  • For a few short weeks each autumn, in playgrounds across the land, the tinny buzz of the Nokia and the iPod is supplanted by the sound of youngsters thwacking their nuts.
  • Four minutes after making his entrance, the wafer-like winger was thwacking Neilson from behind to concede a preventable penalty.

noun

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A sharp blow: he hit it with a hefty thwack
More example sentences
  • The sound of repeated thwacks lures you to the roasted-duck counter, where a small man with a big cleaver reduces a whole mahogany-colored bird into a pile of steamy, mouthwatering chunks in seconds.
  • Guys are dumb, it takes us a couple of thwacks before we stop hitting our heads on walls.
  • Then, grunting with effort, they lunge furiously, colliding with resounding thwacks, red-faced and panting.
Synonyms
slap, whack, smack, wallop

Origin

late Middle English: imitative.

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