Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THUDDED

They thudded against the heads of the great monsters like hailstones.

The rebound tore it from its amazed owner's hand, and it thudded to the ground.

The bullets spattered in the water and thudded on the beach.

Gourlay thudded on the fender, his brow crashing on the rim.

It was heavy, and it thudded and smacked across the old man's face and chest.

For days the wind had boiled offshore and now the rollers foamed and thudded.

He strained upwards, and clung on,—or let go, and thudded to the ground.

More big drops of rain splashed and thudded on the roofs and road.

When they thudded down to 78, this proved that the Government had lost the confidence of the country.

Several shots from the direction of the Chinese thudded into the bulwark.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English þyddan "to strike, thrust," of imitative origin. Sense of "hit with a dull sound" first recorded 1796. The noun is attested from 1510s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.