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Pronunciation: /ˈθʌndər; ˈθʌndə(r)/

Translation of thunder in Spanish:


  • 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 algn
    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/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

impersonal verb/verbo impersonal

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [artillery] tronar*; [waves] bramar 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) bramar, rugir*

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (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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