thunder Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "thunder" - English Dictionary

See all translations

thundernoun

uk   /ˈθʌn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
B1 [U] the sudden loud noise that comes from the sky especially during a storm: a clap of thunder thunder and lightning [S] a continuous loud noise: I couldn't hear what he was saying over the thunder of the waterfall.
More examples

thunderverb

uk   /ˈθʌn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
[I] When it thunders, a loud noise comes from the sky: The sky grew dark and it started to thunder. [I + adv/prep] to move, making a lot of noise: The train thundered past, shaking the whole house. [I] to shout angrily: [+ speech] "I never want to see you here again!" he thundered.
thundering
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
We could hear the thundering (= continuous loud noise) of the guns all night.
Translations of “thunder”
in Arabic رَعْد…
in Korean 천둥…
in Malaysian guruh, petir, bunyi gemuruh…
in French tonnerre…
in Turkish gök gürlemesi…
in Italian tuono, tuoni…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雷,雷聲, 雷鳴般的響聲,轟隆聲…
in Russian гром…
in Polish grzmot…
in Vietnamese sấm, tiếng sấm, tiếng sét…
in Spanish trueno, estruendo…
in Portuguese trovão…
in Thai ฟ้าร้อง, เสียงฟ้าร้อง…
in German der Donner, das Donnern…
in Catalan tro…
in Japanese 雷鳴…
in Indonesian guntur, bunyi mengguruh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雷,雷声, 雷鸣般的响声,轰隆声…
(Definition of thunder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of thunder?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “thunder” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

They carried out an experiment: phrasal verbs in formal writing
They carried out an experiment: phrasal verbs in formal writing
by Liz Walter,
August 05, 2015
I have written previously about using phrasal verbs to avoid over-formal language, but what happens when you need to write in a formal style, for instance in an academic essay, a report, or a formal letter? Although we often think of phrasal verbs and other multi-word verbs as being rather informal, the

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More