- 1A loud rumbling or crashing noise heard after a lightning flash due to the expansion of rapidly heated air.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Flash floods with thunder and lightning were rampant at the weekend.
- We hear thunder because lightning heats the air to more than 43,000 degrees, causing the air to quickly expand.
- There were hailstones, rarely heard loud thunder, lightning, strong gusty winds and sheets of rain.
- 1.1A resounding loud deep noise: you can hear the thunder of the falls in the distanceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- A faint, high pitched whine grew and began to pulse through the ship, a counterpoint to the deeper thunder of the turbines.
- Interspersed with this was the terrifying thunder of planes and the blast of the bombs.
- The thunder of the drums rang out around Newbridge town centre on Friday night, sounding the start of Bealtaine, the town s annual arts festival.
- 1.2Used in similes and comparisons to refer to an angry facial expression or tone of voice: “I am Brother Joachim,” he announced in a voice like thunderMás ejemplos en oraciones
- No wonder he looks almost orgasmic as he says in a voice of thunder, ‘I have the powerrrrr!’
- God speaks to you in this book as much as if he came to the top of Sinai and lifted up his voice with thunder…
- With a voice oscillating between organ-like thunder and strangled quietness, Gambon brings out Hamm's terminal desperation.
verbo[no object] (it thunders, it is thundering, etc.) Volver al principio
- 1Thunder sounds: it began to thunderMás ejemplos en oraciones
- A correspondent with two Spaniels, for example, claimed that his dogs always know when it is thundering and lightning outside.
- When you hear it thunder, don't run under a tree.
- It was thundering and lightning all day, which is scary when you are using metal poles.
- 1.1Make a loud, deep resounding noise: the motorcycle thundered into life the train thundered through the nightMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The news on the TV screen had a surge of static and a loud noise simultaneously thundered throughout the colony.
- She is distracted by the splintering noises thundering in her ears.
- A sudden flash and a deep rumble thundered across the heaven.
- 1.2 [with object] Strike powerfully: McGwire thundered that one out of the stadiumMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Pool forced a free-kick and Waite thundered a trademark strike in off the bar.
- Substitute Gary McSwegan thundered a 20-yard drive off the post before arriving seconds later right on cue in the six-yard box turning a low centre past McKenzie.
- Russell shot over in the 61st minute but two minutes later Maurice O'Shea thundered a 35-yard piledriver inches wide.
- 1.3Speak loudly and forcefully or angrily, especially to denounce or criticize: he thundered against the evils of the age [with direct speech]: “Sit down!” thundered Morse with immense authorityMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The Herald's editorial thundered against the hot-headed motorists who had caused immense danger in Skipton over the Easter holiday.
- It was from this cathedral that John Knox thundered against the ‘monstrous regiment of women’ in the shape of the beauteous Mary Queen of Scots.
- Local columnists thundered against the failures of central government in Madrid.
steal someone's thunder
- see steal.
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- What this thunderer didn't appear to realise was that elsewhere in that same Glasgow paper was a report that the police had issued ‘unprecedented security advice to scores of businesses’ in Edinburgh.
- ‘Three tiny wee sandwiches,’ fumed a informed source, not unadjacent to the SNP Lothians thunderer.
- Accordingly, when Jupiter subsequently reveals himself, Amphitryon recognizes the god's authority: ‘You are the mighty thunderer!’
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- A cooler gusty southwest change in the evening with raised dust and thundery showers to follow.
- A spokesman at Manchester Met Office said: ‘There is a good possibility of some thundery showers, particularly by the middle of the week.’
- But come Sunday, it's all change and there could be thundery downpours.
Old English thunor (noun), thunrian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch donder and German Donner, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin tonare 'to thunder'.