You could hear the clicking in the back and when you opened it, it had a thud to it.
Most landed with a thud, but some did well enough to eke out another contract.
When Phase Two landed with a thud, I swore—great gobs of us swore—never to day trade again.
The guns raised in unison, the sighting of the game, the rounds of shots, the thud as a prey is felled, and then the silence.
And the higher the perch from which someone falls, the bigger the thud he makes when he splatters on the concrete of reality.
Lepage, too, had come down with a thud, squashing hidden air out of the interstices of the mattress.
There was a thud as his fist hit the rickety, squeaking table in the center of the room.
First one paw and then another relaxed, until, with a thud, the coati and iguana struck the ground together both stone-dead.
thud, thud—ta-thud, thud—on they charged at a furious pace directly at us.
She heard a thud that made her ears ring, and suddenly Wolf Paw was slumping to the rutted trail in front of her.
Old English þyddan "to strike, thrust," of imitative origin. Sense of "hit with a dull sound" first recorded 1796. The noun is attested from 1510s.