verb (used with or without object)
to hit hard, especially on the head.
a hard hit, especially on the head.
Informal. a stupid person; .
Informal. (def 2)
a blow or the sound of a blow
a dull metallic sound
a dull or stupid person
to make or cause to make such a sound
1796, “to make the sound of a cork being pulled from a bottle;” imitative. This was the main sense through most of 19c. Meaning “to hit, strike” is attested from 1940s. Related: Clunked; clunking.
[probably all based on clunk, ”make a dull sound,” found by 1796]
[kluhng-kee] /ˈklʌŋ ki/ adjective, clunkier, clunkiest. Informal. 1. awkwardly heavy or clumsy: clunky metal jewelry; clunky shoes. /ˈklʌŋkɪ/ adjective clunkier, clunkiest 1. making a clunking noise 2. (informal) ponderously ungraceful or unsophisticated: clunky boots 3. awkward or unsophisticated: then you guffaw at clunky dialogue adj. “blocky, ungraceful,” by 1968 (when it was the name of […]
[kloo-nee; French kly-nee] /ˈklu ni; French klüˈni/ noun 1. a town in E France, N of Lyons: ruins of a Benedictine abbey. /ˈkluːnɪ; French klyni/ noun 1. a town in E central France: reformed Benedictine order founded here in 910; important religious and cultural centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 4376 (1999)
noun 1. ivory-white bobbin lace made of strong linen or cotton thread. 2. a machine lace, usually of cotton, copied from it. noun 1. a strong heavy silk and cotton bobbin lace made at Cluny or elsewhere
[kloo-pee-id] /ˈklu pi ɪd/ noun 1. any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including the herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Clupeidae. /ˈkluːpɪɪd/ noun 1. any widely distributed soft-finned teleost fish of the family Clupeidae, typically having oily flesh, and including the herrings, sardines, […]
[kloo-pee-oid] /ˈklu piˌɔɪd/ adjective 1. resembling a fish of the family Clupeidae; clupeid. noun 2. a clupeoid fish. /ˈkluːpɪˌɔɪd/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Isospondyli (or Clupeiformes), a large order of soft-finned fishes, including the herrings, salmon, and tarpon noun 2. any fish belonging to the order Isospondyli