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)

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  • 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.

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