Definition of thundering in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθʌnd(ə)rɪŋ/


1 [attributive] Making a resounding, loud, deep noise: thundering waterfalls
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  • With real relief, he followed the noise to a thundering waterfall whose mist painted a soggy rainbow above the lagoon.
  • Our first port of call is the turbine hall, filled with thundering noise and dominated by two gigantic machines, each as big as a locomotive, which generate the power of Scotland.
  • The crowds at this year's Eldwick and Gilstead Gala were temporarily silenced by the thundering noise of a Spitfire and Hurricane roaring past overhead.
2 informal Extremely great, severe, or impressive: a thundering bore [as submodifier]: a thundering good read
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  • This time around, he will start as a real contender and will exploit the thundering power of the 4.7-litre Tiger on the long straights in Clipstone.
  • Thomas Walsh hurled a thundering first half, scoring two powerful points, one the score of the game from the left wing side-line.
  • Bellamy's match winner, four minutes after Jaaskelainen had saved Laurent Robert's thundering drive, was the Mags' 78th goal in all competitions this season!



Pronunciation: /ˈθʌnd(ə)rɪŋli/
[as submodifier]: it was so thunderingly dull
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  • This probably offended the odd sensitive viewer, although Brown is so thunderingly wholesome that it seems unlikely.
  • And it doesn't hurt that this production features a trio of thunderingly good performances from its cast.
  • Yet in the Bush era, where religion enters politics it is usually, thunderingly, from the right.

Words that rhyme with thundering

plundering, wondering
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