heavy, loud, resounding
dull, muffled, soft

She felt her heart give an extra thud.


The boot made a dull thud as it hit the ground.

with a thud

He hit the floor with a sickening thud.

the thud of a heart, the thud of hooves
hard, painfully, wildly (all only used with heart)

Her heart thudded wildly inside her chest.

heavily, loudly

The waves thudded against the side of the ship.


The sniper's bullets thudded into the wall.


Steps thudded on the stairs.


His heart thudded with excitement.

Thud is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑heart

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