thun·​der·​ous | \ ˈthən-d(ə-)rəs How to pronounce thunderous (audio) \

Definition of thunderous

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

Other Words from thunderous

thunderously adverb

Examples of thunderous in a Sentence

The audience responded with thunderous applause. the last thunderous chord of the symphony rang throughout the hall
Recent Examples on the Web The star was met with thunderous applause during the event, held at Warsaw's National Stadium. Justine Browning,, 31 July 2022 Lepiarz then segued into a seriously impressive performance, talking viewers through the art of whip-cracking, drawing thunderous applause from the crowd. Globe Staff,, 20 July 2022 Current Padres and ex-Padres received thunderous applause and hoots of approval when introduced over the public address system. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 July 2022 After a Poole turnover, Brown set up Robert Williams III for a thunderous dunk (92-87). Globe Staff,, 3 June 2022 Mathurin is also athletic enough to finish at the rim in traffic with a thunderous dunk. oregonlive, 20 May 2022 Friday, the day the medals were doled out, began with a thunderous downpour, which felt right, because BMX is high in drama. New York Times, 30 July 2021 Porter became the first openly gay Black man to win an Emmy and, during his moving speech, quoted American writer and activist James Baldwin to thunderous applause. Daron James, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2022 After walking out to thunderous applause from the surprised crowd, the superstar rapper explained how the track played a significant role in his adolescence. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 3 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of thunderous

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of thunderous was in 1582

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8 Aug 2022

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“Thunderous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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