[ US /ˈθəmp/ ]
[ UK /θˈʌmp/ ]
  1. move rhythmically
    Her heart was beating fast
  2. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
    the salesman pounded the door knocker
    a bible-thumping Southern Baptist
  3. make a dull sound
    the knocker thudded against the front door
  1. a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
  2. a heavy blow with the hand
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How To Use thump In A Sentence

  • So I put the guitar on clean, put on the delay effect, and I arpeggiate the chords at the right speed to get this really crazy thumping sound. All Updates @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
  • Despite advances in headphone design, the fact is you are still listening to glorified stereo, where the sounds appear to thump uncomfortably inside your head.
  • The image jitters, there is a thump as the sound comes on, and a haggard, hair-covered face fills the frame.
  • For all its heart-thumping glory, it can also come with a heavy-duty helping of awkwardness and anxiety.
  • A person does not take one emotional thump in the face and willingly put himself up for more. Times, Sunday Times
  • But this year, when precisely the same measure came up for a required second vote, it was defeated by a thumping margin of 157 to 39.
  • The strong, even thump of her pulse against his skin reassured him.
  • The boat lurched 370 and Thorn thumped a shinbone against the glass coffee table and almost went down. BLACKWATER SOUND
  • Patients may feel palpitations or a thump in the chest when a beat compensates for a prior missed beat.
  • And I can hear the clump clump clump of the three posh post-university flatsharing chums thumping about their flat upstairs, slamming doors, shouting to each other and walking heavy-footed across my dream-flat.
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