thun·​der·​stroke | \ ˈthən-dər-ˌstrōk How to pronounce thunderstroke (audio) \

Definition of thunderstroke

: a stroke of or as if of lightning with the attendant thunder

Examples of thunderstroke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet that’s exactly what’s made Drivin N Cryin one of the most intriguing underdog bands of the last 35 years: their sound is equal parts humbucker thunderstroke and acoustic filigree. Matt Wake |,, "Drivin N Cryin is still going ‘Straight to Hell’," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of thunderstroke

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Thunderstroke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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