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 Tonight: Perhaps a stray evening shower or thundershower. Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2021 That keeps us cloudier and cooler with scattered showers likely and maybe a thundershower. Washington Post, 23 May 2021 Most of us probably stay dry but can’t completely rule out a stray late-day shower or thundershower. Washington Post, 18 July 2021 Can’t rule out a few lingering showers or a thundershower Friday night as lows fall back into the 60s. Washington Post, 30 June 2021 Skies may brighten a bit in the afternoon, but showers or perhaps a thundershower may still pop up, with highs near 80. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2020 That could trigger a few showers or a thundershower this morning into the early afternoon. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2020 Expect more sunshine and a chance for some thundershowers. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 22 May 2020 Those thundershowers will move through Ohio Thursday. Mark Torregrossa |, cleveland, 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of thundershower

1607, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2021

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“Thundershower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of thundershower

: 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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