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clonk

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Pronunciation: /klɒŋk
 
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Definition of clonk in English:

noun

[in singular]
An abrupt, heavy sound of impact.
Example sentences
  • He wore wooden shoes, that made a clonk and a clank every time he walked.
  • She said: ‘I heard this clonk sound and went to investigate.’
  • There was a clumsy clonk on his door and Malin let Mr. Razors in.

verb

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1 [no object] Move with or make a clonk: the horses clonked and snorted softly
More example sentences
  • He turned and dropped his hooves from off the countertop, and they clonked onto the ground with a hard thud.
  • The forward soldiers, deployed in the left and right wings of the courtyard, opened fire at the Allied vehicles that came clonking down the road.
  • In a flash, he was clonking and bonking away at the keys.
2 [with object] informal Hit: I’ll clonk you on the head
More example sentences
  • At the last possible second Jay jumped up and clonked the bastard over the head with the carbon dioxide canister of his paintball gun.
  • Yoh suddenly turned and clonked Tembru on the head for that remark.
  • I realized I was thinking about Siesuki and clonked myself on the forehead.

Origin

mid 19th century: imitative.

Derivatives

clonky

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Ride quality is a bit clonky over suburban surface imperfections, though far better out on the open road.
  • It has the same clonky bassline melody and the same melody and the vocals aren't in it.
  • I did not get the likeness right and the whole thing felt clonky while I was doing it.

Words that rhyme with clonk

bonk, conk, cronk, honk, Leblanc, pétanque, plonk, tronc, zonk

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