[hwuhmp, wuhmp]
noun, verb

1925–30; imitative

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whump (wʌmp)
informal a dull thud
[C19: of imitative origin]

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Word Origin & History

1897, of imitative origin. The noun is recorded from 1915.
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Example sentences
For maximum impact, they typically burst onto stage through clouds of fake fog to the whump-whump of blasting music.
From there, the gunpowder explosion barely registers as a muffled whump.
It split the world open with a thunderous whump that left everyone looking at each other in puzzlement.
The noise is not a whump, whump or a buzz or a whack, whack or some of the stuff that's been mentioned tonight.
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