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Physical ImpactPlay
Use 'thump' to describe strong, heavy sounds from objects hitting surfaces. SlideWe heard a thump upstairs as the book fell off the shelf.
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Implied WeightPlay
'Thump' suggests the object making the noise is large or heavy. SlideThe thump of his luggage announced his return.
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Dramatic TensionPlay
The word 'thump' can create a sense of suspense or alarm in stories. SlideA thump outside made her freeze in fear.