English version

clunk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclunkclunk /klʌŋk/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SOUNDa loud sound made when two solid objects hit each other 🔊 the clunk of the car door being shut —clunk verb [intransitive, transitive]
Examples from the Corpus
clunk• Eight digits, a six-second delay, and a clunk, then the hard burr of the country telephone.• If I accelerate hard then release the throttle suddenly, the transmission makes a clunk.• She was just about to rattle the huge gates in fury when there was a clunk and the gates whirred open.• I shove aside a pile of dehydrated red and black typewriter ribbons and set my machine down with a clunk.• There was the rattle and heavy clunk of a fridge door being opened and closed.• The bottle fell inside with a hollow clunk.• This time there was one ominous clunk.• He hears the two-part clunk of the receiver being set down.
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