thunderstrike

verb
thun·​der·​strike | \ ˈthən-dər-ˌstrīk How to pronounce thunderstrike (audio) \
thunderstruck\ ˈthən-​dər-​ˌstrək How to pronounce thunderstrike (audio) \; thunderstruck also thunderstricken\ ˈthən-​dər-​ˌstri-​kən How to pronounce thunderstrike (audio) \; thunderstriking\ ˈthən-​dər-​ˌstrī-​kiŋ How to pronounce thunderstrike (audio) \; thunderstrikes

Definition of thunderstrike

transitive verb

1 : to strike with sudden and usually great wonder or surprise : astonish used in the passive was thunderstruck at the news
2 archaic : to strike by or as if by lightning … wake, man, ere God thunderstrike Mayence— Robert Browning

Examples of thunderstrike in a Sentence

everyone was thunderstruck when she quit her job without warning

First Known Use of thunderstrike

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thunderstrike was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Thunderstrike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thunderstrike. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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