Definition of 'thunder'
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There was thunder and lightning and it was freezing cold. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was so full of thunder and lightning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sunshine of the past few days will be replaced by heavy showers and thunder. The Sun (2010)The low grumbling of thunder sounded joyfully in our ears. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)The crowd roars its approval with thundering applause and a standing ovation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was thunder too and lightning and in places rain. BomberBut dark clouds coming in from the sea and the crackle of distant thunder forced a postponement. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It sounded like thunder in the distance. The Sun (2016)And she deserves the thundering applause of the audience. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)He did predict a little rain and thunder but maintained it would be over before the match kicks off. The Sun (2012)The sound of the thunder and the image and physical sensation of the cat fused together in her mind. Self-Hypnosis (1994)It's also as loud as thunder. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The elements played a part with the rain hammering down, lightning flashing and thunder cracking. The Sun (2008)It represented one continued clap of thunder '. REBELS AND REDCOATS: The American Revolutionary War (2003)Sept 9 … heavy rain with thunder. Christianity Today (2000)Thunder and rain is forecast for tomorrow, giving hope to the champions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When it was over, the applause thundered around him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most people will be aware that you can gauge how far away a storm is by counting the time lag between flash and thunder. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I pinged the last and then heard the thunder of hooves behind me. The Sun (2013)A loud rumbling noise like thunder was heard in the early hours of the night. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes they sound like distant thunder, and sometimes like the noises you hear in the mountain from those horrid miners underneath. The Princess and the Goblin (1872)The outlook for the rest of this week is for more bouts of thunder and heavy rain, with interludes of sunshine. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A clap of thunder echoes around the sky and an icy, howling wind picks up. The Sun (2015)You have a significant part to play in your own career success, so don't let anyone else steal your thunder. The Sun (2015)A clap of thunder, a flash of lightning over the Rhine. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'thunder'
British English: thunder /ˈθʌndə/ NOUN
Thunder is the loud noise that you hear from the sky after a flash of lightning, especially during a storm.
There was frequent thunder and lightning, and torrential rain.
- American English: thunder
- Arabic: رَعْد
- Brazilian Portuguese: trovão
- Chinese: 雷
- Croatian: grom
- Czech: hrom
- Danish: torden
- Dutch: donder
- European Spanish: trueno
- Finnish: ukkonen
- French: tonnerre
- German: Donner
- Greek: βροντή
- Italian: tuono
- Japanese: 雷鳴
- Korean: 천둥
- Norwegian: torden
- Polish: grzmot
- European Portuguese: trovão
- Romanian: tunet
- Russian: гром
- Spanish: trueno
- Swedish: åska
- Thai: เสียงฟ้าร้อง
- Turkish: gök gürültüsü
- Ukrainian: грім
- Vietnamese: sấm
British English: thunder VERB
When it thunders, a loud noise comes from the sky after a flash of lightning.
The day was heavy and still. It would probably thunder later.
Definition of thunder from the Collins English Dictionary
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