Complete Definition of "thunder"

see|thundër
English

Etymology
OE. term|þunor. Compare Persian fa-Arab|تندر (tondar).

Pronunciation
italbrac|UK: IPA|/ˈθʌn.də/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
italbrac|US: enPR|/thÅ­n'dər/, IPA|/ˈθʌn.dɚ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/
audio|en-us-thunder.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ʌndə(r)

Noun
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  1. The sound caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.

#:Thunder is preceded by lightning.''

  1. A sound resembling thunder.
  2. A deep, rumble|rumbling noise.

#:Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.

Usage notes
roll, clap, peal are some of the words used to count thunder.

Derived terms
thunder and lightning
thunderbolt
thunderbox
thunderclap
thundercloud
thunderous
thunderstorm
thunder thighs

Translations
trans-top|the sound caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge
Chinese: 雷 (léi)
Czech: hrom m, zahřmění n
Dutch: donder m
Finnish: ukkonen
French: tonnerre m
German: Donner m
Italian: tuono m
Japanese: 雷 (かみなり (kaminarí), 雷鳴 (raimei)
Korean: 우레 (ure)
Polish: grzmot m
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Portuguese: trovão m
Russian: гром (grom) m
Scottish Gaelic: tàirneanach f
Serbian: grom, grmljavina
Slovene: grom m, grmenje n
Spanish: trueno m
Swahili: radi (nc 9/10)
Swedish: åska c, (åsk)smäll c
Thai: THchar|สายฟ้า (săaifáa)
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trans-top|a sound resembling thunder
Czech: zahřmění n, hromová rána f, hřmění n
Finnish: jyrinä
Polish: grzmot m
Russian: гром (grom) m, грохот (gróxot) m
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Scottish Gaelic: tàirneanach f
Serbian: grmnjevit, grmnjevito, zagrmeti
Slovene: grmenje n
Swedish: åskmuller n, muller n, åskdån n, dån n
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trans-top|a deep, rumbling noise
Czech: hřmění n, dunění n
Finnish: jyrinä, jylinä, pauhu
Polish: grzmot m
Russian: рокот (rókot) m
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Scottish Gaelic: tàirneanach f
Slovene: grmenje n
Swedish: mullrande n, dån n
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ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|رعد IPAchar|(raʕd) m
ttbc|Breton: kurun f, taran m
ttbc|Esperanto: tondro
ttbc|Guaraní: sunu
ttbc|Hungarian: mennydörgés
ttbc|Indonesian: gelegar, suara petir, suara halilintar
ttbc|Interlingua: tonitro
ttbc|Kinyarwanda: inkuba
ttbc|Kurdish: birûsk f
ttbc|Norwegian: torden
rugiente m
ttbc|Telugu: ఉరుము (urumu)
ttbc|Thai: THchar|สายฟ้า (săaifáa)
ttbc|Tupinambá: tupã sununga
ttbc|Welsh: taranau, taran (peal of thunder), tyrfau

Verb
en-verb

  1. context|intransitive To make a noise like thunder.
  2. context|intransitive To talk with a loud, threatening voice.
  3. context|transitive To say (something) with a loud, threatening voice.

Translations
trans-top|to make a noise like thunder
Breton: ober kurun, taranal / taraniñ
Czech: hřmít
Dutch: donderen
Finnish: ukkostaa, jyristä, pauhata
French: tonner
German: donnern
Italian: tuonare
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Japanese: 雷が鳴る (かみなりがなる, kaminarí ga narú)
Polish: grzmieć, zagrzmieć
Portuguese: trovoar, trovejar
Russian: греметь (gr'em'ét’), грохотать (groχotát’)
Slovene: grmeti
Swedish: dundra, dåna
Thai: THchar|สายฟ้าฟาด (săaifáa fâat)
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trans-top|to talk with a loud, threatening voice
Breton: taranal, taraniñ
Czech: hřmít, hromovat
Dutch: overdonderen
Finnish: jyristä
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French: déblatérer
Polish: gromić
Portuguese: trovejar
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trans-top|transitive: say (something) with a loud, threatening voice
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Esperanto: tondri
ttbc|French: foudroyer
ttbc|German: donnern
ttbc|Guaraní: sunu
ttbc|Indonesian: gelegar
ttbc|Interlingua: tonar
ttbc|Japanese: 怒鳴る (どなる, donaru)
ttbc|Latin: tonare
ttbc|Norwegian: tordne
ttbc|Tupinambá: sunung
ttbc|Thai: THchar|ฟ้าผ่า (fáapàa)

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