Definition of clomp in English:

clomp

verb

  • no object, with adverbial of direction Walk with a heavy tread.

    ‘she clomped down the steps’
    • ‘Mandella followed, clomping after her in chunky, two inch soled shoes.’
    • ‘Hank came into the house without knocking, and came clomping down the steps.’
    • ‘His snakeskin boots clomped against the thin, greasy carpet, rattling with each footfall from the spurs at his ankles.’
    • ‘The centaur-like beast stepped forward, its skillet-sized hooves clomping on the wooden floor.’
    • ‘On his arm was the bag of sugar and the horse walked toward him, his big hooves clomping on the stable floor.’
    • ‘Picking up my backpack I clomped down the stairs and was surprised by my brother dressed up and holding the car keys.’
    • ‘Yells came from inside the house and footsteps clomped up to the door.’
    • ‘No sooner had he disappeared than her mother clomped down the steps, with a small stack of floral cotton bed linens.’
    • ‘I heard someone walk into the stable, boots clomping.’
    • ‘I wonder what they would say if they knew I dug my combat boots out of my closet and clomped around the house in them all weekend.’
    • ‘He turns and leaves the room, his shoes clomping against the floor.’
    • ‘The horses' hooves clomped on the cobbled pathways in a heavy rhythm, never breaking a beat.’
    • ‘And, just as Raven had foreseen, the Leviathan rushed forward, its hooves clomping down upon the stone flagstones.’
    • ‘Horses clomped out a steady pace up front, neighing every now and then to show their displeasure at being harnessed.’
    • ‘Instead, before we had time to think about it, we had Sean Connery and the entire cast of Brigadoon clomping down Fifth Avenue in kilts.’
    • ‘So he unstuck his boots from the mud and clomped over to a tree, where he sat with his cloak wrapped around him.’
    • ‘When soaking, bedraggled hikers clomped into Tuku at about 6am, an old woman manning a hot noodle stand, was appalled.’
    • ‘The familiar round-shaped lunch-lady, Theresa, clomped into the kitchen.’
    • ‘James stood up and clomped angrily out of the church.’
    • ‘He clomped into the kitchen and opened the dishwasher.’
    plod, tramp, drag oneself, walk heavily, walk slowly, plough, slog, footslog, toil, trek, clump, lumber
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noun

  • The sound of a heavy tread.

    ‘the clomp of booted feet’
    • ‘Softer, padded sounds rise from thick grass, while harder, echoing clomps bounce from stone or wooden floors.’
    • ‘As Aaron drew close enough to hear the clomp of the man's boots, his fangs began to extend.’
    • ‘My timing was good as we now heard the familiar clomp of boots signaling food delivery time.’
    • ‘The girls descended the stairs in a series of clicks and loud unladylike clomps.’
    • ‘To that end, the game features distinctive sounds for each weapon, along with other ambient noises, such as the crunch of snow or the clomp of boots.’
    • ‘And the steady clomp of the horse's hooves must be ringing in their ears.’
    • ‘The teeter-tottering xylophone clomps that used to announce his presence rarely make an appearance without beams of popping noisemakers in tow.’
    • ‘As soon as I heard the clomp of combat boots behind me I knew I was in deep trouble.’
    • ‘She wasn't sure when he was going to stop talking, though he did when he heard the clomp of his father's boots going down the hall.’
    bang, sharp noise, crack, boom, clang, peal, clap, pop, snap, knock, tap, slam, thud, thump, clunk, clonk, clash, crash, smash, smack
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Origin

Early 19th century: imitative; compare with clump.

Pronunciation

clomp

/klɒmp/