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"thunder" in American English

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thundernoun [U]

 us   /ˈθʌn·dər/
the sudden, loud noise 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 sky grew dark and it started to thunder. The horses thundered past (= moved making a lot of noise), shaking the house.
(Definition of thunder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"thunder" in British English

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thundernoun

uk   /ˈθʌn.dər/  us   /ˈθʌn.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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thunderverb

uk   /ˈθʌn.dər/  us   /ˈθʌn.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   /ˈθʌn.dər.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈθʌn.dɚ.ɪŋ/
We could hear the thundering (= continuous loud noise) of the guns all night.
(Definition of thunder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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