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thunder

noun 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.
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verb 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…
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