Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: jolt
IPA transcription: [dʒ'oʊlt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: jolt, jar, jounce, shock
    Meaning: a sudden jarring impact; "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
  • Synonyms: jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade
    Meaning: an abrupt spasmodic movement
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: jolt, jar
    Meaning: move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
Usage examples
  • At every jolt over the pavement, a drop of blood trickled from Marius' hair.
  • They had not gone ten paces before the Earthen Pot cracked, and at the next jolt he flew into a thousand pieces.
  • Chris pressed his hands on the wings spread out on either side, with a jolt they flapped, and the boy's strange conveyance moved somewhat unsteadily through the air.
  • Would they not, on the contrary, by employing the cart leave every arm free? Was it impossible to place the mattress on which Herbert was lying in it, and to advance with so much care that any jolt should be avoided?