thun·​der·​show·​er | \ ˈthən-dər-ˌshau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce thundershower (audio) \

Definition of thundershower

: a shower accompanied by lightning and thunder

Examples of thundershower in a Sentence

Thundershowers are forecast for tomorrow.

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Confidence: Medium-High Tomorrow night: Evening showers and thundershowers are reasonably likely, but most activity should shut off after dark. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Not nearly as wet as last week, but warm with some shower chances," 21 May 2018 Saturday's performers, including Blind Faith, played in thundershowers; Sunday's driving rain forced promoters to cancel seven of the day's 10 featured performances, including Jeff Beck and Jethro Tull. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In its first years, Summerfest had its rock-fest rivals. One of them even booked Led Zeppelin.," 2 July 2018 Still-sunny skies with little to no prospect for cooling afternoon thundershowers means: oof! Confidence: Medium-High Sunday night: More clear skies than not, albeit with a little haze. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: New heat wave begins today, and the humidity will become oppressive by Sunday," 29 June 2018 But a weak cold front approaches during the late afternoon and evening, with showers likely, and perhaps a thundershower. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Not nearly as wet as last week, but warm with some shower chances," 21 May 2018 Confidence: Low-Medium Summerlike hit-or-miss thundershowers are possible for both Monday and Tuesday. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Enjoy today’s tranquility and comfort; heat arrives tomorrow," 11 May 2018 Confidence: Medium Tomorrow night: Showers should be more isolated, but with a quick passing thundershower still possible, light-rain coats or umbrellas aren’t a bad idea. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: More rain may lead to an increased flooding risk today," 18 May 2018 Keep that umbrella handy since even a moderately heavy thundershower becomes more likely as the day progresses. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Breezy but warm through tomorrow. Sunday into Monday rain is still welcome.," 13 Apr. 2018 Occasional showers are a good bet through midafternoon, with perhaps even a thundershower, before diminishing rain chances finally signal an end to this incessant dampness. Brian Jackson, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: More Sunday sogginess before late-day drying; brighter and mild heading into midweek," 25 Feb. 2018

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1607, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thundershower was in 1607

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English Language Learners Definition of thundershower

US : a brief storm with lightning and thunder : a brief thunderstorm


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: a shower with thunder and lightning

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