thunderous

adjective thun·der·ous \ ˈthən-d(ə-)rəs \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of thunderous

1 a : producing thunder
b : making or accompanied by a noise like thunder
  • thunderous applause

thunderously

adverb

Examples of thunderous in a Sentence

  1. The audience responded with thunderous applause.

  2. the last thunderous chord of the symphony rang throughout the hall

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First Known Use of thunderous

1582

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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THUNDEROUS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of thunderous for English Language Learners

  • : making a loud noise like the sound of thunder : very loud



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