1. The sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body, as of a hammer, or the like.
The distant forge's swinging thump profound. --Wordsworth.
With heavy thump, a lifeless lump,
They dropped down, one by one. --Coleridge.
2. A blow or knock, as with something blunt or heavy; a heavy fall.
The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that I awaked at the knock. --Tatler.
Thump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thumped p. pr. & vb. n. Thumping.] To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound.
These bastard Bretons; whom our hathers
Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped. --Shak.
Thump, v. i. To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound.
A watchman at midnight thumps with his pole. --Swift.
n 1: a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
[syn: thumping, clump, clunk, thud]
2: a heavy blow with the hand
v 1: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" [syn: beat,
2: make a dull sound; "the knocker thudded against the front
door" [syn: thud]
3: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the
salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping
Southern Baptist" [syn: pound, poke]