Definition of thunderclap in English:

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thunderclap

Pronunciation: /ˈθʌndəklap/

noun

1A crash of thunder.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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