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.
Recent Examples on the Web That could trigger a few showers or a thundershower this morning into the early afternoon. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Not too hot or humid as shower chances persist; a bit more like August this weekend," 19 Aug. 2020 Expect more sunshine and a chance for some thundershowers. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, "Friday rains in Northeast Ohio give way to sunshine over the Memorial Day weekend," 22 May 2020 Those thundershowers will move through Ohio Thursday. Mark Torregrossa |, cleveland, "Chance of tornadoes, damaging wind gusts includes part of Ohio," 18 Mar. 2020 The first large area of rain has just non-severe thundershowers. Mark Torregrossa |, cleveland, "Chance of tornadoes, damaging wind gusts includes part of Ohio," 18 Mar. 2020 The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Mount Laguna on Saturday afternoon when thundershowers developed over the East County mountains. Pauline Repard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Flash flood warning issued for Mount Laguna," 13 July 2019 Confidence: High Tonight: Still that slight chance of an early-evening shower or thundershower. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Sizzling heat today with record highs likely, then starting to feel more like fall," 2 Oct. 2019 EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Warmer, muggier, a few thundershowers possible late. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Late-day storm chance for Labor Day; Dorian could have minor impact late week," 3 Sep. 2019 Luckily the humidity isn’t terrible, but back in the noticeable range with dew points in the mid-60s, and an isolated shower or thundershower possible toward evening. Brian Jackson, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Turning sunnier and less humid today; hotter again tomorrow," 15 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of thundershower

1607, in the meaning defined above

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“Thundershower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of thundershower

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


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

Kids Definition of thundershower

: a shower with thunder and lightning

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