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Definition of Thunder


  1. The sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity.
  2. The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt.
  3. Any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon.
  4. An alarming or statrling threat or denunciation.
  5. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; -- often used impersonally; as, it thundered continuously.
  6. Fig.: To make a loud noise; esp. a heavy sound, of some continuance.
  7. To utter violent denunciation.
  8. To emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation.

Thunder Quotations

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
Clint Eastwood

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Muhammad Ali

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
Mark Twain

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
Frederick Douglass

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
W. H. Auden
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Thunder Translations

thunder in Danish is torden, tordne
thunder in Dutch is daveren, bulderen, donderen
thunder in Finnish is ukkonen
thunder in French is tonnerre
thunder in German is Donner
thunder in Italian is tuono
thunder in Norwegian is torden
thunder in Spanish is tronar, trueno
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