Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “plop”

plop

noun [S] uk   /plɒp/ us    /plɑːp/ informal
a soft sound like that of something solid dropping lightly into a liquid: The stone fell into the water with a plop.
plop
adverb uk   us  
Her earring went plop into the soup.

plop

verb uk   /plɒp/ us    /plɑːp/ (-pp-)

plop verb (PUT DOWN)

[I or T, + adv/prep] to sit down or land heavily or without taking care, or to put something down without taking care: He came and plopped down next to me. Lynn plopped a paper cup down beside her.

plop verb (FALL)

[I usually + adv/prep] informal to fall with a soft sound: I noticed drops of water plopping onto the carpet.
(Definition of plop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of plop?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “plop” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More