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Dictionary Definition

plunk

Noun

1 a hollow twanging sound
2 (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly [syn: plunker] adv : with a short hollow thud; "plop came the ball down to the corner of the green" [syn: plop]

Verb

1 make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground [syn: clop, clump, clunk]
2 set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa" [syn: plank, flump, plonk, plop, plump down, plunk down, plump]
3 drop steeply; "the stock market plunged" [syn: dive, plunge]
4 pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin" [syn: pluck, pick]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Onomatopoetic.

Pronunciation

  • /plʌŋk/, /plVNk/

Verb

  1. To drop or throw heavily (onto or into something) so that it makes a sound
    Enrique plunked his money down on the counter with a sigh and bellied up to the bar.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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