clunks, clunking, clunked
1) N-COUNT: usu sing; SOUND A clunk is a sound made by a heavy object hitting something hard.

Something fell to the floor with a clunk.

2) VERB If a heavy object clunks on or against something, it hits it and makes a dull sound.

[V prep] His feet clunked on the wooden steps.

[V-ing] ...a slight clunking noise.

English dictionary. 2008.

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