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I grew up shopping from farm stands. Dad taught me how to smell a good cantaloupe and thump a watermelon for ripeness.
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Meaning of "thump" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THUMP

Related to Icelandic, Swedish dialect dumpa to thump.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THUMP

thump  [θʌmp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THUMP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thump is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb thump in English.

WHAT DOES THUMP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

thump

Onomatopoeia

An onomatopoeia (sometimes written as onomatopœia) ( pronunciation (US) (help·info), from the Greek ὀνοματοποιία; ὄνομα for "name" and ποιέω for "I make", adjectival form: "onomatopoeic" or "onomatopoetic") is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. Onomatopoeia (as an uncountable noun) refers to the property of such words. Common occurrences of onomatopoeias include animal noises such as "oink", "meow", "roar" or "chirp". Onomatopoeias are not the same across all languages; they conform to some extent to the broader linguistic system they are part of; hence the sound of a clock may be tick tock in English, dī dā in Mandarin, or katchin katchin in Japanese. Although in the English language the term onomatopoeia means the imitation of a sound, in the Greek language the compound word onomatopoeia (ονοματοποιία) means "making or creating names". For words that imitate sounds the term Ηχομιμητικό (echomimetico or echomimetic) is used.

Definition of thump in the English dictionary

The first definition of thump in the dictionary is the sound of a heavy solid body hitting or pounding a comparatively soft surface. Other definition of thump is a heavy blow with the hand. Thump is also to strike or beat heavily; pound.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO THUMP

PRESENT

Present
I thump
you thump
he/she/it thumps
we thump
you thump
they thump
Present continuous
I am thumping
you are thumping
he/she/it is thumping
we are thumping
you are thumping
they are thumping
Present perfect
I have thumped
you have thumped
he/she/it has thumped
we have thumped
you have thumped
they have thumped
Present perfect continuous
I have been thumping
you have been thumping
he/she/it has been thumping
we have been thumping
you have been thumping
they have been thumping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I thumped
you thumped
he/she/it thumped
we thumped
you thumped
they thumped
Past continuous
I was thumping
you were thumping
he/she/it was thumping
we were thumping
you were thumping
they were thumping
Past perfect
I had thumped
you had thumped
he/she/it had thumped
we had thumped
you had thumped
they had thumped
Past perfect continuous
I had been thumping
you had been thumping
he/she/it had been thumping
we had been thumping
you had been thumping
they had been thumping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will thump
you will thump
he/she/it will thump
we will thump
you will thump
they will thump
Future continuous
I will be thumping
you will be thumping
he/she/it will be thumping
we will be thumping
you will be thumping
they will be thumping
Future perfect
I will have thumped
you will have thumped
he/she/it will have thumped
we will have thumped
you will have thumped
they will have thumped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been thumping
you will have been thumping
he/she/it will have been thumping
we will have been thumping
you will have been thumping
they will have been thumping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would thump
you would thump
he/she/it would thump
we would thump
you would thump
they would thump
Conditional continuous
I would be thumping
you would be thumping
he/she/it would be thumping
we would be thumping
you would be thumping
they would be thumping
Conditional perfect
I would have thump
you would have thump
he/she/it would have thump
we would have thump
you would have thump
they would have thump
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been thumping
you would have been thumping
he/she/it would have been thumping
we would have been thumping
you would have been thumping
they would have been thumping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you thump
we let´s thump
you thump
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to thump
Past participle
thumped
Present Participle
thumping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THUMP


bump
bʌmp
chump
tʃʌmp
clump
klʌmp
crump
krʌmp
dump
dʌmp
flump
flʌmp
gump
ɡʌmp
high-jump
ˈhaɪˌdʒʌmp
hump
hʌmp
jump
dʒʌmp
lump
lʌmp
plump
plʌmp
pump
pʌmp
rump
rʌmp
slump
slʌmp
stump
stʌmp
sump
sʌmp
trump
trʌmp
tump
tʌmp
ump
ʌmp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THUMP

thumbless
thumblike
thumbling
thumbnail
thumbnail sketch
thumbnut
thumbpiece
thumbpot
thumbprint
thumbs down
thumbs up
thumbscrew
thumbstall
thumbtack
thumbwheel
thumby
Thummim
thumper
thumping
thumpingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE THUMP

air pump
bethump
breast pump
broad jump
callithump
fist bump
fuel pump
heat pump
high jump
long jump
on the jump
on the stump
over the hump
parachute jump
refuse dump
road hump
the high jump
the hump
vacuum pump
whump

Synonyms and antonyms of thump in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THUMP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «thump» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of thump
bang · batter · beat · belabour · blow · chin · clobber · clout · clunk · crash · deck · hit · knock · palpitate · pound · pulsate · pulse · punch · rap · smack · strike · swipe · thrash · throb · thud · thwack · wallop · whack

Translation of «thump» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THUMP

Find out the translation of thump to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of thump from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «thump» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

重击
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aporrear
570 millions of speakers

English

thump
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रहार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَطْرُقُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

глухой звук
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pancada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দুম্ শব্দে আঘাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cogner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berdebar-debar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schlagen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ゴツンと打つ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

탁 치다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Thump
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đập
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ठोसा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yumruk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

battere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uderzyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a lovi tare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βαριοχτυπώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doef
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dunka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

banke (på)
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thump

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THUMP»

The term «thump» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.607 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THUMP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «thump» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «thump» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thump

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5 QUOTES WITH «THUMP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word thump.
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Clive James
Disco dancing is just the steady thump of a giant moron knocking in an endless nail.
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Nell Newman
I grew up shopping from farm stands. Dad taught me how to smell a good cantaloupe and thump a watermelon for ripeness.
3
Helen Oyeyemi
So many times I've encountered people who are just kind of like, 'Yeah, Nigeria,' and, you know, thump their chest and seem very sure of, like, being Nigerian. And I'm just kind of, like, I wish I could be that sure.
4
Suzi Quatro
A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood, like it began with stand up.
5
Lincoln Steffens
My mother would thump me sharply on the head with a thimble or a spoon if I became too noisy with the whistle when I was playing I was a steamboat captain. She had no sense of the dignity of command.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THUMP»

Discover the use of thump in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thump and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Thump-Thump: Learning About Your Heart
An introduction to the parts of the heart and circulatory system and how they function.
Pamela H. Nettleton, 2006
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Thump, Thump, Rat-a-tat-tat
A full-scale parade marches out of the pages, complete with brass music, colorful costumes, and the approaching drum of feet on the pavement
Gene Baer, 2009
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Phonics Tales: The Thing That Went Thump (TH)
Unlock the door to reading success with this read-aloud storybook that teaches key phonics skills including short and long vowels, vowel pairs, blends, diagraphs, and more.
Scholastic, Inc., Scholastic, 1948
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Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure (with audio recording)
Step right up for this farmyard festive tale from New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, now available as an eBook with audio!
Doreen Cronin, 2012
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Kentucky Moonshine
More sophisticated moonshiners may increase their efficiency by adding more than one thump-keg in a series, by installing a puker between the still and the first thump-keg, and by inserting a heater-box between the thump-keg and the ...
David W. Maurer
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Thumpity Thump Gets Dressed
A young rabbit changes clothes many times during the day as the weather also changes.
Cyndy Szekeres, 2009
7
Thump, Thump, Thump!
An old women digs up a hairy toe in her garden, takes it home, and puts it in a box. Then the Thing comes for it.
‎1981
8
Thump!/The Lost Egg (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)
Complete with 50 glitter stickers, this is a perfect, inexpensive, super-informative read featuring two of the most iconic images of Easter: rabbits and eggs--plus the always-iconic Cat in the Hat!
Tish Rabe, 2013
9
Thump and Plunk
Thump! Plunk! First Thump thumps Plunk. Then Plunk plunks Thump. So Thump thumps Plunk back. Will Thump and Plunk ever stop thumping and plunking each other?
Janice May Udry, 2001
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Crack! and Thump
Charles Scheffel, Barry Basden. thought of Ruth and determined to stay true to her, at a time when I most needed to find solace, when I most needed to be held by a woman. Instead, I got my ass off the street and went to see an Agatha Christie ...
Charles Scheffel, Barry Basden, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THUMP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thump is used in the context of the following news items.
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Legion baseball: Glacier Twins thump Ferris of Spokane, 11-3
At Whitefish, James Sampson-Keck and AJ Wetsch drove in two runs apiece in Glacier's win over Ferris at the Sapa-Johnsrud tournament. The Twins used a ... «The Missoulian, Jul 15»
2
The Most Vital Tunes and News from the Worldwide Underground
Welcome to Notes from the Underground, THUMP's weekly premiere feature dedicated to shining a light on underground sonics from around the world. «THUMP, Jul 15»
3
Watermelon Thump Festival a Texas Tradition for 62 Years and …
Since 1954, Luling has been host to the Watermelon Thump, a four-day festival celebrating all things watermelon. It was started by Hermon Allen, a school ... «ABC News, Jun 15»
4
Thousands From Across State Visit Luling's Watermelon Thump
Luling's Watermelon Thump began in the '50s as a way to celebrate the crop of ... "The first watermelon thump we had, I was six years old, I believe," he said. «TWC News, Jun 15»
5
Luling Watermelon Thump Kicks Off Thursday
We bring 30,000 to 40,000 people to our small town of 5,000, and local businesses make as much during thump weekend as they do during the year,” the ... «TWC News, Jun 15»
6
​We're Curating Team Supreme's Vol. 129 Cypher
129, THUMP has taken on curation duties. We're setting the rules and we'll be championing the selection. Check the rules below, submit your track, and maybe ... «THUMP, May 15»
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'I want to thump you with a frying pan': Katie Hopkins strikes again as …
The notorious rent-a-gob labelled Salmond "Britain's fattest man" as she expressed her urge to "thump" both politicians "in the face with a frying pan". Hopkins ... «Scottish Daily Record, May 15»
8
Porter Robinson on His 2015 Festival Return
When he stops by the THUMP Miami Beach House, the DJ/producer talks about who he's looking forward to seeing (Lil' B, Skrillex) and what he's pla. «THUMP, Apr 15»
9
Watch Gareth Bale thump home superb half-volley on his return to …
The former Spurs man thumped home this stunning half-volley while preparing with his Los Blancos team-mates for Sunday's La Liga clash with Granada at the ... «mirror.co.uk, Apr 15»
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Thump gives Lees the perfect birthday gift with upset win
TRAINER Kris Lees celebrated his birthday in style when comeback mare Thump won the Group 3 $150,000 Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on ... «The Daily Telegraph, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Thump [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/thump>. Mar 2019 ».
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