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whump (wĘŚmp Pronunciation for whump



  1. (informal) a dull thud

Word Origin

C19: of imitative origin

Example Sentences Including 'whump'

From outside came the steady rhythmic pop and whump of the woman practising on the tennis court.
Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
The jug must have contained diesel fuel because it ignited with a soft whump , the flames a dirty yellow.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
the sail filling with a thunderous whump , the mast groaning in its step, the shrouds twanging, the whole hull shuddering.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant


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