Definition of Clunking

1. Noun. The sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface.

Exact synonyms: Clip-clop, Clippety-clop, Clop, Clopping, Clumping
Generic synonyms: Sound



Definition of Clunking

1. Verb. (present participle of clunk) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clunking

1. clunk [v] - See also: clunk

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clunking

clumsy
clumsy person
clunch
clunches
cluneal
clunes
clung
clunk
clunked
clunker
clunkers
clunkier
clunkiest
clunkily
clunkiness
clunking (current term)
clunks
clunky
cluon
cluons
clupanodonic
clupanodonic acid
clupeid
clupeid fish
clupeids
clupeine
clupeoid
clupeoids
clusia
clusias

Literary usage of Clunking

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1. Scottish Notes and Queries edited by John Bulloch, John Alexander Henderson (1890)
"... therefore, the " clunking tonies " of the Pentland Firth may mean the little devils of the sea, and the epithet clunking may refer to the hollow sound ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"So deeply sank the artless strain His soul forgot the clunking chain ; Only a shudder told he knew The moment when the minstrel flew. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1864)
"... of future pain— Worse by fur is fancied freedom than the captive's clunking chuin." t His final arrest and imprisonment, at the instance of the English ..."

4. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1853)
"... clunking, or rather agains' his enemies, where cester. In general, this writer is itl-in- it is most valuable; that is, in his account formed of ..."

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