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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klongk, klawngk]
    • /klɒŋk, klɔŋk/
    • /klˈɒŋk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klongk, klawngk]
    • /klɒŋk, klɔŋk/

Definitions of clonk word

  • verb clonk to make a loud dull thud 3
  • verb clonk to hit 3
  • noun clonk a loud thudding sound 3
  • abbreviation CLONK clunk 3
  • noun clonk a low, dull sound of impact, as of a heavy object striking against another. 1
  • noun clonk An abrupt, heavy sound of impact. 1

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Origin of clonk

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30; imitative

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Parts of speech for Clonk


clonk popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clonk usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clonk

noun, verb clonk

  • bang — If something bangs, it makes a sudden loud noise, once or several times.
  • beat — If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard.
  • blow — When a wind or breeze blows, the air moves.
  • clout — If you clout someone, you hit them.
  • clump — A clump of things such as trees or plants is a small group of them growing together.

noun clonk

  • thump — a blow with something thick and heavy, producing a dull sound; a heavy knock.
  • crash — A crash is an accident in which a moving vehicle hits something and is damaged or destroyed.

verb clonk

  • stomp — stamp (defs 1–3).
  • plod — to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge: to plod under the weight of a burden.
  • thud — a dull sound, as of a heavy blow or fall.
  • tromp — to tramp or trample.
  • clop — to make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground

Antonyms for clonk

noun clonk

  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.

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