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clunk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v clunk make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    • n clunk a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • clunk To emit a sudden hollow, gurgling sound, such as is made when a cork is quickly pulled out of the neck of a bottle.
    • n clunk A sound such as is expressed by the imitative verb clunk; the gurgling sound made by liquor when poured from a bottle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clunk klungk the sound of a liquid coming out of a bottle when the cork has been quickly drawn
    • v.i Clunk to make such a sound
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Usage

In literature:

Ease her up, you Venusian clunk, we're dropping too fast!
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
That ancient clunk of yours still running?
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
The door's lock clunked back and Nelson released air from his lungs.
"The Happy Man" by Gerald Wilburn Page
They were like gears, connected to one another and mismatched, clunking and skipping, but running still, running still.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
I remember hearing the clunk-clank of the oars of a coming boat.
"Wild Life in the Land of the Giants" by Gordon Stables
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In poetry:

He says there is no face so fair
As mine; when I draw near, his eyes
Light up; each ripple of my hair
He loves; the very clunk I wear
He touches fondly where it lies.
"Two Ways To Love" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Greg Oberg was pushing his 2004 Chevy Silverado SS hard when suddenly a loud clunk was heard and coolant was spilling onto the track.
When Government Programs Go Clunk .
Laura Beth Clunk weds Matthew Adam Testrake.
Outgoing Chairman Roy Clunk speaks highly of chamber.
Cloud Leopards clunk their way out of playoffs.
It's an hour before dawn, and Espanola Jackson, a 76-year-old activist known for her leading role in antidevelopment battles, is awoken by a clunk coming from the kitchen of her house, five blocks east of Candlestick Park.
PHILADELPHIA — A red-purple blotch resided under Ruben Tejada's left eye, a superficial wound that marred his boyish face, a reminder of his head clunking off the infield dirt after a fall on Sunday.
Chuck Berry was crooning about having "no particular place to go…" on the AM radio in my '68 Mustang coupe when I heard it—a clunk.
On a night when the Panthers clicked, the Leathernecks clunked.
I feel a little bit guilty every time I hear the clunk of another empty beer bottle being dropped into the garbage can.
The driver's door closes with a reassuringly sturdy clunk and, scanning the interior, it's apparent that you're getting a lot of tech for your dirhams.
Russell Westbrook committed a turnover, then clunked a jumper, and the Oklahoma City Arena crowd grew restless only a couple minutes into Tuesday's game.
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