Meaning of “plunk” in the English Dictionary

"plunk" in British English

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uk /plʌŋk/ us /plʌŋk/

plunknoun [ U ]

uk /plʌŋk/ us /plʌŋk/


uk /plɒŋk/ us /plɑːŋk/ UK usually plonk

(Definition of “plunk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plunk" in American English

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plunk verb [ T always + adv/prep ] (PUT)

to put something down heavily or suddenly:

[ M ] She plunked the trashcan down in the driveway.

If you plunk money down, you pay it:

[ M ] She plunked down most of her savings to buy the house.

plunknoun [ U ]

us /plʌŋk/

plunk noun [ U ] (SOUND)

a sound like that made when a hollow object is dropped:

The stone dropped in the lake with a satisfying plunk.

(Definition of “plunk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)