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Definition of "thunder" []

  • The crashing or booming sound produced by rapidly expanding air along the path of the electrical discharge of lightning. (noun)
  • A sound that resembles or suggests thunder. (noun)
  • To produce thunder. (verb-intransitive)
  • To produce sounds like thunder. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter loud, vociferous remarks or threats. (verb-intransitive)
  • A loud cracking or deep rumbling noise caused by the rapid expansion of atmospheric gases which are suddenly heated by lightning (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any loud booming sound (noun)
  • A violent threat or denunciation (noun)
  • To make (a loud sound) or utter (words) in a manner suggesting thunder (verb)
  • To be the case that thunder is being heard (verb)
  • To move fast and heavily (verb)
  • To utter vehement threats or denunciation; rail (verb)

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Use "thunder" in a sentence
  • "[Verse Three] Trees buckled like knees Continuing to build and break the seventh seal From the sky came firey hail, trains derailed Horseman hooded with sheets shaped in concrete War of the lion, voids thunder when I speak From their finger came lightning, striking the beast {* thunder*} Jail cell broken by the wise"
  • ""Where in thunder is she?" growled Tom, walking off in high dudgeon."
  • "And do quick what they call thunder road strikes of hit and then sort of withdraw, rather than try to take it neighborhood by neighborhood, as we've seen some of the old World War II footage."