plonk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “plonk” in the English Dictionary

"plonk" in British English

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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 ​musicalinstrument, usually not very well but often ​loudly: I really ​enjoy plonking away on the ​piano.

plonknoun [U]

uk   /plɒŋk/  us   /plɑːŋk/

plonk noun [U] (SOUND)

(US usually plunk) a ​hollowsound like that made when an ​object is ​droppedheavily onto a ​surface: the plonk of a ​tennisball

plonk noun [U] (WINE)

UK informal cheapwine, ​especiallywine that is not of good ​quality: We had ​pizza and a ​bottle of plonk.


uk   /plɒŋk/  us   /plɑːŋk/ (US usually plunk)
making a ​hollowsound like that made when an ​object is ​droppedheavily onto a ​surface: I ​heard something go plonk. An ​applelanded plonk on the ​ground.
(Definition of plonk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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