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Definition of "thunderous" []

  • Producing thunder or a similar sound. (adjective)
  • Loud and unrestrained in a way that suggests thunder: thunderous applause. (adjective)
  • Resembling thunder, esp in loudness (adjective)

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.

  • Threatening and extremely angry (adjective)

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Use "thunderous" in a sentence
  • "Mrs. Prendergast stalked off, her expression thunderous."
  • "They chanted "Rudy, Rudy," in thunderous rhythm, as he worked his way through the nearly all-white mob, beaming, backslapping, posing for photos, pumping his fist."
  • "Stalin's speeches always ended in thunderous applause too, but it doesn't make his totalitarian ramblings true. ht: Dust my Broom"