thun·​der·​stroke ˈthən-dər-ˌstrōk How to pronounce thunderstroke (audio)
: a stroke of or as if of lightning with the attendant thunder

Examples of thunderstroke in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thunderstroke was in the 14th century

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“Thunderstroke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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