Definition of plop in English:

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Pronunciation: /plɒp/


A short sound as of a small, solid object dropping into water without a splash: the stone fell into the water with a soft plop
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  • The fly lands with a soft plop hardly breaking the water surface.
  • It was an almost sleepless night for him, watching the cold flickering of the stars beyond the screen of thin leaves, often starting at plops and splashing sounds from the stream.
  • The room had no windows, and she wasn't sure where she was but she could hear the faint plops of water dripping.

verb (plops, plopping, plopped)

1Fall or cause to fall with a plop: [no object]: the stone plopped into the pond [with object]: she plopped a sugar cube into the cup
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  • A small drip of blood fell silently to the ground before plopping on the white carpet, making a small stain.
  • He starts across, stepping on stones, but mostly plopping in the water.
  • As I gnawed at the greasy meat the lettuce and mayo slid out of the bun, plopping into the paper cone.
1.1 (plop oneself down) Sit or lie down gently but clumsily: he plopped himself down on the nearest chair
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  • Both girls plopped themselves down into empty seats next to Ray.
  • To further my point I plopped myself down on the nearest seat and glared at him as if to silently dare him to move me.
  • He opened the car door and plopped himself down in the front seat.


Early 19th century: imitative.

Words that rhyme with plop

atop, bop, chop, clop, cop, crop, dop, drop, Dunlop, estop, flop, fop, glop, hop, intercrop, knop, kop, lop, mop, op, pop, prop, screw-top, shop, slop, sop, stop, strop, swap, tiptop, top, underprop, whop

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