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) \

Definition of thunderstrike

transitive verb

1 : to strike dumb : astonish was thunderstruck at the news
2 archaic : to strike by or as if by lightning

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Examples of thunderstrike in a Sentence

everyone was thunderstruck when she quit her job without warning

First Known Use of thunderstrike

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thunderstrike was circa 1586

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“Thunderstrike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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