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plonk

verb uk   /plɒŋk/  us   /plɑːŋk/

plonk verb (PUT DOWN)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] mainly UK (US usually plunk) to put something down heavily and without taking care: Just plonk the shopping (down) on the table, and come and have a cup of tea. Come in and plonk yourselves (down) (= sit down) anywhere you like.

plonk verb (INSTRUMENT)

[I usually + adv/prep] ( also plunk) to play a musical instrument, usually not very well but often loudly: I really enjoy plonking away on the piano.

plonk

noun [U] uk   /plɒŋk/  us   /plɑːŋk/

plonk noun [U] (SOUND)

(US usually plunk) a hollow sound like that made when an object is dropped heavily onto a surface: the plonk of a tennis ball

plonk noun [U] (WINE)

UK informal cheap wine, especially wine that is not of good quality: We had pizza and a bottle of plonk.

plonk

adverb uk   /plɒŋk/  us   /plɑːŋk/ (US usually plunk)
making a hollow sound like that made when an object is dropped heavily onto a surface: I heard something go plonk. An apple landed plonk on the ground.
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