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thundernoun [U]

 us   /ˈθʌn·dər/
the ​sudden, ​loudnoise that comes after a ​flash of ​lightning: a ​clap of thunder

thunderverb [I]

 us   /ˈθʌn·dər/
to ​produce thunder after a ​flash of ​lightning: The ​skygrewdark and it ​started to thunder. The ​horses thundered past (= moved making a lot of ​noise), ​shaking the ​house.
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thundernoun

uk   /ˈθʌn.dər/  us   /ˈθʌn.dɚ/
B1 [U] the ​suddenloudnoise that comes from the ​skyespecially during a ​storm: a clap of thunder thunder and ​lightning
[S] a ​continuousloudnoise: I couldn't ​hear what he was saying over the thunder of the ​waterfall.

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thunderverb

uk   /ˈθʌn.dər/  us   /ˈθʌn.dɚ/
[I] When it thunders, a ​loudnoise comes from the ​sky: The ​skygrewdark and it ​started to thunder.
[I + adv/prep] to ​move, making a lot of ​noise: The ​train thundered past, ​shaking the ​wholehouse.
[I] to ​shoutangrily: [+ speech] "I never ​want to ​see you here again!" he thundered.
thundering
noun [U] uk   /ˈθʌn.dər.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈθʌn.dɚ.ɪŋ/
We could ​hear the thundering (= ​continuousloudnoise) of the ​guns all ​night.
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