Definition of thump noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//θʌmp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//θʌmp//
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  1. 1the sound of something heavy hitting the ground or another object There was a thump as the truck hit the bank. The sack hit the ground with a loud thump. As I got closer, I heard the thump of dance music coming from the second floor.
  2. 2(informal) an act of hitting somebody/something hard She gave him a thump on the back.
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: imitative.
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