- 1.1 uncountable/no numerable [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 sb's thunder quitarle la primicia a algnMore example sentences1.2 countable/numerable (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
- 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.
impersonal verb/verbo impersonal
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
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