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

Translation of thunder in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (Meteorology)
    truenos (masculine plural)
    a clap of thunder
    un trueno
    to look like thunder or 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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
  • 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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