thun·​der·​ing ˈthən-d(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce thundering (audio)
: awesomely great, intense, or unusual
thunderingly adverb

Examples of thundering in a Sentence

the preacher delivered a thundering speech on the decline of morality in modern society

Word History


thundering, present participle of thunder entry 2

First Known Use

1543, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thundering was in 1543

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Cite this Entry

“Thundering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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