Definition of Plunk

1. Noun. A hollow twanging sound.

Generic synonyms: Sound



2. Verb. Make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground. "The streets plunk with cars "
Exact synonyms: Clop, Clump, Clunk
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Clump, Clunk

3. Adverb. With a short hollow thud. ; "Plop came the ball down to the corner of the green"
Exact synonyms: Plop
Language type: Colloquialism

4. Noun. (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly.
Exact synonyms: Plunker
Generic synonyms: Hit, Hitting, Striking
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game

5. Verb. Set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise. "There plunk some children in the rocking chair"; "He planked himself into the sofa"
Exact synonyms: Flump, Plank, Plonk, Plop, Plump, Plump Down, Plunk Down
Generic synonyms: Place Down, Put Down, Set Down
Derivative terms: Plonk

6. Verb. Drop steeply. "The stock market is going to plunk "; "The stock market plunged"
Exact synonyms: Dive, Plunge
Specialized synonyms: Power-dive, Nosedive, Duck, Crash-dive, Chute, Jump, Parachute
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Related verbs: Dump, Plunge
Derivative terms: Plunge

7. Verb. Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion. "He plucked the strings of his mandolin"
Exact synonyms: Pick, Pluck
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Specialized synonyms: Twang
Derivative terms: Pick, Pluck

Definition of Plunk

1. v. t. To pluck and release quickly (a musical string); to twang.

2. v. i. To make a quick, hollow, metallic, or harsh sound, as by pulling hard on a taut string and quickly releasing it; of a raven, to croak.

3. n. Act or sound of plunking.

Definition of Plunk

1. Verb. To drop or throw heavily (onto or into something) so that it makes a sound ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plunk

1. to fall or drop heavily [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plunk

plunderous
plunders
plunge
plunge bra
plunge waterfall
plunge waterfalls
plunged
plunger
plunger mute
plungerlike
plungers
plunges
plunging
plungingly
plungings
plunk (current term)
plunk down
plunk for
plunked
plunker
plunkers
plunket
plunkier
plunkiest
plunking
plunks
plunky
pluot
pluots
pluperfect

Literary usage of Plunk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cap and Gown: Second Series by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1897)
"He plays along with might and main, Be it foul or fair, be it snow or rain, And, oh ! it is that constant strain, That plunk, plunk, ..."

2. Cap and Gown: Second Series by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1897)
"He plays along with might and main, Be it foul or fair, be it snow or rain, And, oh ! it is that constant strain, That plunk, plunk, ..."

3. The Stenographer (1900)
"To me there's an instrument ever more dear, With its plunk, plunk, plunk, ... There was a young lady surpassingly fair, With her plunk, plunk, plunk. ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"The financial plunk was as follows: At the presidential election the vote stood : Total, 118364; McKinley and Hobart, 80425; Bryan and Sewall, 32217; ..."

5. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"To plunk, v. ti. In playing at the game of taw, S. marbles, to lay the bowl on ... plunk, я. The act of propelling a marble by the " It being found maist ..."

6. The Witmark Amateur Minstrel Guide and Burnt Cork Encyclopedia by Frank Dumont (1905)
"plunk. I guess it was too many bars that brought vou here. ... plunk. Yes ; overseeing the walls to see if he can get out. PICK (laughs). ..."

7. Cap and Gown: Second Series by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1897)
"He plays along with might and main, Be it foul or fair, be it snow or rain, And, oh ! it is that constant strain, That plunk, plunk, ..."

8. Cap and Gown: Second Series by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1897)
"He plays along with might and main, Be it foul or fair, be it snow or rain, And, oh ! it is that constant strain, That plunk, plunk, ..."

9. The Stenographer (1900)
"To me there's an instrument ever more dear, With its plunk, plunk, plunk, ... There was a young lady surpassingly fair, With her plunk, plunk, plunk. ..."

10. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"The financial plunk was as follows: At the presidential election the vote stood : Total, 118364; McKinley and Hobart, 80425; Bryan and Sewall, 32217; ..."

11. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"To plunk, v. ti. In playing at the game of taw, S. marbles, to lay the bowl on ... plunk, я. The act of propelling a marble by the " It being found maist ..."

12. The Witmark Amateur Minstrel Guide and Burnt Cork Encyclopedia by Frank Dumont (1905)
"plunk. I guess it was too many bars that brought vou here. ... plunk. Yes ; overseeing the walls to see if he can get out. PICK (laughs). ..."

13. Cap and Gown: Second Series by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1897)
"He plays along with might and main, Be it foul or fair, be it snow or rain, And, oh ! it is that constant strain, That plunk, plunk, ..."

14. Cap and Gown: Second Series by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1897)
"He plays along with might and main, Be it foul or fair, be it snow or rain, And, oh ! it is that constant strain, That plunk, plunk, ..."

15. The Stenographer (1900)
"To me there's an instrument ever more dear, With its plunk, plunk, plunk, ... There was a young lady surpassingly fair, With her plunk, plunk, plunk. ..."

16. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"The financial plunk was as follows: At the presidential election the vote stood : Total, 118364; McKinley and Hobart, 80425; Bryan and Sewall, 32217; ..."

17. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"To plunk, v. ti. In playing at the game of taw, S. marbles, to lay the bowl on ... plunk, я. The act of propelling a marble by the " It being found maist ..."

18. The Witmark Amateur Minstrel Guide and Burnt Cork Encyclopedia by Frank Dumont (1905)
"plunk. I guess it was too many bars that brought vou here. ... plunk. Yes ; overseeing the walls to see if he can get out. PICK (laughs). ..."

19. Cap and Gown: Second Series by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1897)
"He plays along with might and main, Be it foul or fair, be it snow or rain, And, oh ! it is that constant strain, That plunk, plunk, ..."

20. Cap and Gown: Second Series by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1897)
"He plays along with might and main, Be it foul or fair, be it snow or rain, And, oh ! it is that constant strain, That plunk, plunk, ..."

21. The Stenographer (1900)
"To me there's an instrument ever more dear, With its plunk, plunk, plunk, ... There was a young lady surpassingly fair, With her plunk, plunk, plunk. ..."

22. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"The financial plunk was as follows: At the presidential election the vote stood : Total, 118364; McKinley and Hobart, 80425; Bryan and Sewall, 32217; ..."

23. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"To plunk, v. ti. In playing at the game of taw, S. marbles, to lay the bowl on ... plunk, я. The act of propelling a marble by the " It being found maist ..."

24. The Witmark Amateur Minstrel Guide and Burnt Cork Encyclopedia by Frank Dumont (1905)
"plunk. I guess it was too many bars that brought vou here. ... plunk. Yes ; overseeing the walls to see if he can get out. PICK (laughs). ..."

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