thundershower

noun

thun·​der·​show·​er ˈthən-dər-ˌshau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce thundershower (audio)
: a shower accompanied by lightning and thunder

Example Sentences

Thundershowers are forecast for tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web Tonight: Showers become more numerous through the night and a stray thundershower is still possible. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 Only a slight chance of a late-day shower or thundershower. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2022 Just a slight chance of a late-afternoon or early-evening thundershower. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 29 June 2022 Mostly cloudy skies may have a few peeks of sunshine, but could also produce an occasional shower or a thundershower with the potential for a damaging wind gust. Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2021 Several miles away at Powell Steam Plant downtown, roller sports were delayed by rain after a heavy thundershower at about 4 p.m. al, 8 July 2022 An isolated shower or thundershower isn’t out of the question late afternoon or evening. Molly Robey, Washington Post, 26 June 2022 Morning clouds and maybe a lingering shower or thundershower should give way to a partly sunny and breezy late morning and afternoon with decreasing humidity. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 8 June 2022 An isolated shower or even a thundershower is possible. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thundershower was in 1607

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“Thundershower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thundershower. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

thundershower

noun
thun·​der·​show·​er ˈthən-dər-ˌshau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce thundershower (audio)
: a shower accompanied by lightning and thunder

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