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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)

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.

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."