Definition of thunderclap in English:


Line breaks: thun¦der|clap
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌndəklap


  • 1A crash of thunder.
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    • Half of her words were lost in the noise of a thunderclap that echoed through the sky.
    • The first thunderclap brought down raindrops and hailstones as big as marbles.
    • As if in response to our comments, a loud thunderclap roared, filling the atmosphere with noise.
  • 1.1Used in similes to refer to something startling or unexpected: the door opened like a thunderclap
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    • The beginning of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States breaks open with the force of a thunderclap.
    • The commentary continues in a similar tone: ‘America's oldest and most important allies feel snubbed by Bush's unilateral thunderclaps.’
    • The joke struck the banker audience like a thunderclap.

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