thunderclap


thun·der·clap

noun \-ˌklap\

: a very loud, sharp sound of thunder

Full Definition of THUNDERCLAP

1
:  a clap of thunder
2
:  something sharp, loud, or sudden like a clap of thunder

Examples of THUNDERCLAP

  1. I was awakened by a thunderclap.
  2. <awakened by the thunderclap of a large branch falling on the roof>

First Known Use of THUNDERCLAP

14th century

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