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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Tonight: Chance of a few evening showers/thundershowers. 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 Afternoon thundershowers are a Tampa staple, and Hurricane Dorian may have a lingering impact, so the 49ers better be ready for wet, humid conditions after sleeping in Sunday. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "49ers mailbag: Will the line be able to protect Jimmy G?," 3 Sep. 2019 Any isolated thundershower may hold off until around sunset, but nothing heavy or long-lasting is currently expected. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Today’s relatively dry heat turns muggier and hotter into early next week," 26 July 2019 There is a small chance of thundershowers in the area on Sunday, but fans are more likely to brave high-80s temperatures and humidity, which is not unusual for the late-July induction day. Peter Schmuck,, "Cooperstown will be hopping on Sunday with big New York and Baltimore presence on induction stage," 19 July 2019 Ninth inning: Around 80, cloudier, shower/brief thundershower risk. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "Nationals vs. Phillies weather forecast: Raindrop risk increases with each inning," 4 May 2018 Temperatures will be relatively mild through the weekend, in the high 60s or low 70s, with thundershowers expected in the mountains, according to Patrick Doll, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "The Anchorage heat wave is over - for now," 11 July 2019 Weather: Rain and thundershowers are expected this morning and then again this afternoon. Azi Paybarah, New York Times, "New York Primary Elections: Who’s Running for Queens D.A.," 25 June 2019 Confidence: Medium Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a couple of showers and even an early-morning thundershower possible. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: More rain may lead to an increased flooding risk today," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of thundershower

1607, in the meaning defined above

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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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