Last modified on 31 January 2015, at 17:58

clonk

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Imitative. Compare clink, clank, clunk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clonk (plural clonks)

  1. The abrupt sound of two hard objects coming into contact.
    • 2002, Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
      The minute hand moved with a clonk, and shuddered to a halt on the 9.
  2. (fishing) A stick-like tool used to strike the surface of the water and produce a sound that causes nearby fish to attack the bait.

VerbEdit

clonk (third-person singular simple present clonks, present participle clonking, simple past and past participle clonked)

  1. To make such a sound.