thunderclap

noun thun·der·clap \ ˈthən-dər-ˌklap \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of thunderclap

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

Examples of thunderclap in a Sentence

  1. I was awakened by a thunderclap.

  2. awakened by the thunderclap of a large branch falling on the roof

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First Known Use of thunderclap

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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THUNDERCLAP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of thunderclap for English Language Learners

  • : a very loud, sharp sound of thunder



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