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thunder
American English: /ˈθəndər/
British English: /ˈθʌndə/

Translation of thunder in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 uncountable (Meteorol)
    truenos (masculine plural)
    a clap of thunder
    un trueno
    to look like thunder o as black as thunder
    tener cara de pocos amigos
    estar echando chispas
    to steal somebody's thunder
    quitarle la primicia a alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 countable (sound) a thunder of applause
    estruendosos aplausos
    una salva de aplausos
    the thunder of the waterfall/the traffic
    el estruendo de la cascada/del tráfico

impersonal verb

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    (artillery)
    tronar
    (waves)
    bramar
    Example sentences
    • 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 (move loudly) they thundered up the stairs
    subieron las escaleras ruidosamente
    the train thundered through the station
    el tren pasó por la estación con gran estruendo
    1.3 (shout, rant)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • (shout) get out! he thundered
    —¡fuera de aquí! —bramó or rugió
    he thundered out the order
    dio la orden a voz en cuello or a voz en grito

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