Plunk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plʌŋk|  American pronunciation of the word plunk
Brit.  |plʌŋk|  British pronunciation of the word plunk


- a hollow twanging sound
- (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly


- make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground (syn: clop, clump, clunk)
- set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise (syn: flump, plank, plonk, plop, plump)
- drop steeply (syn: dive, plunge)
- pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion (syn: pick, pluck)


- with a short hollow thud (syn: plop)


You've been plunking that banjo all afternoon!

She plunked out a little tune on the piano.

The pitcher plunked the first two batters of the game.

She plunked a mug of coffee on the counter.

I was plunked in the leg badly.

I plunk for attacking them.

plans to plunk a theme park on the island

Why don't you plunk yourself down with a good book?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plunk
he/she/it: plunks
present participle: plunking
past tense: plunked
past participle: plunked
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