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.
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.