- The definition of a thump is a loud dull noise, or the action that makes this sound.
An example of a thump is a pile of clothes falling from a chair to a hardwood floor.
- Thump is defined as to hit and make a dull noise.
An example of thump is the tap of a rabbit's foot on the ground when they signal danger.
- a blow with something heavy and blunt, as with a cudgel
- the dull sound made by such a blow
Origin of thumpechoic
- to strike with a thump or thumps
- to thrash; beat severely
- to defeat decisively
- to hit or fall with a thump
- to make a dull, heavy sound; pound; throb
- A blow, as with a blunt object.
- A muffled sound, as that produced by beating with a blunt object; a thud.
verbthumped, thump·ing, thumps
- a. To beat so as to produce a thump or thumps: thumped the desk with her fist.b. To move or cause to strike with a thump or thumps: thumped the book on the table.
- Informal To defeat soundly; drub.
- a. To hit or fall in such a way as to produce a thump or thumps: The book thumped on the floor.b. To move or collide with a thump or thumps: I thumped up the stairs.
- To beat or throb audibly: His heart thumped with fear.
Origin of thumpProbably of imitative origin.
(third-person singular simple present thumps, present participle thumping, simple past and past participle thumped)