Imitative. Compare clink, clank, clunk.
clonk (plural clonks)
- The abrupt sound of two hard objects coming into contact.
- (fishing) A stick-like tool used to strike the surface of the water and produce a sound that causes nearby fish to attack the bait.
clonk (third-person singular simple present clonks, present participle clonking, simple past and past participle clonked)
- To make such a sound.