They taunted us with other sounds too—thudding mortars and screeching rockets.
She jerked the lanyard, and with a thudding jolt the torpedo was on its way.
The thudding of hooves became a mutter and then a rumble and then a growl.
Young Gourlay's heart gave a leap within him; he felt it thudding on his ribs.
After the thudding of the bodies had ended the silence became ghastly.
John knew well what it was, the thudding of great guns, greater than any that had been fired before by man on land.
Again that thudding right and left, right and left, into the stomach.
The men grounded arms, and began to load quickly, the thudding of their iron ramrods sounding strangely in the still night air.
Again the storm of arrows beat upon them clinking and thudding on the armor.
Michael with thudding heart and flaming cheeks stood close to Drake.
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.