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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thudden (to strike with a weapon), from Old English þyddan (to strike, press, thrust), from Proto-Germanic *þuddijaną, *þiudijaną (to strike, thrust), from Proto-Germanic *þūhaną, *þeuhaną (to press), from Proto-Indo-European *tūk- (to beat). Cognate with Old English þoddettan (to strike, push, batter), Old English þȳdan (to strike, stab, thrust, press), Old English þēowan (to press), Albanian thundër (a hoof, talon, a shaft", figuratively, "oppression, torment).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈθʌd/
  • Rhymes: -ʌd

NounEdit

thud (plural thuds)

  1. The sound of a dull impact.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, chapter 3, in Moonfleet (fiction), London: Edward Arnold:
      These were but the thoughts of a second, but the voices were nearer, and I heard a dull thud far up the passage, and knew that a man had jumped down from the churchyard into the hole.
    • 2018 May 26, Daniel Taylor, “Liverpool go through after Mohamed Salah stops Manchester City fightback”, in w:The Guardian[1], London, OCLC 60623878, archived from the original on 27 May 2018:
      Ramos had locked Salah’s right arm and turned him, judo-style, as they lost balance going for the same ball. Television replays hardened the suspicion it was a calculated move on Ramos’s part and, when Salah landed with a hell of a thud, the damage was considerable.
  2. (US, military, dated slang) Republic F-105 Thunderchief jet ground attack fighter.
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought):

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VerbEdit

thud (third-person singular simple present thuds, present participle thudding, simple past and past participle thudded)

  1. To make the sound of a dull impact.
    • 1849, George Frederick Ruxton, Life in the Far West (non-fiction), New York: Harper & Brothers, page 183:
      At the same instant two arrows thudded into the carcass of the deer over which he knelt, passing but a few inches from his head.
    • 1874, Mrs George Cupples, “Mrs Glen and the Aberfoyle Orphanage”, in The Poetical Remains of William Glen, Edinburgh: William Paterson, page 47:
      [] while the tears streamed from his eyes, and his tail waved and thudded in perfect time on the sanded floor. But for the said thudding of the tail, I would have stopped, fancying the poor animal's nerves had been set on edge.

SynonymsEdit

  • (a dull sound, to make a dull sound): flump, plunk

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Lhao VoEdit

VerbEdit

thud

  1. change

RomaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Sanskrit दुग्ध (dugdhá, milk). Compare Hindi दूध (dūdha, milk) and Punjabi ਦੁੱਧ (dudhdh, milk).

NounEdit

thud m

  1. milk

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

thud

  1. Aspirate mutation of tud.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tud dud nhud thud
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.