Thud Thud (th[u^]d), v. i. & t. To make, or strike so as to make, a dull sound, or thud.

Hardly the softest thudding of velvety pads. --A. C. Doyle.

The waves break into spray, dash and rumble and thud below your feet. --H. F. Brown. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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