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Synonyms for thunder
ˈθʌn dərthun·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boom, roar, roaring, thundernoun

    a deep prolonged loud noise

    microphone boom, nose drops, bellowing, bellow, scag, hollo, gravy, godsend, bonanza, holla, yowl, big H, hell dust, hollering, holler, gold rush, windfall, smack, manna from heaven, roar, bunce, roaring, boom, holloa, skag

  2. thundernoun

    a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

    skag, big H, smack, hell dust, boom, roar, nose drops, scag, roaring

  3. big H, hell dust, nose drops, smack, thunder, skag, scagverb

    street names for heroin

    roaring, scag, flavour, hell dust, relish, savour, nose drops, big H, smooch, smack, flavor, smacking, roar, sapidity, slap, boom, tang, savor, skag

  4. thunderverb

    move fast, noisily, and heavily

    "The bus thundered down the road"

    boom, roar

  5. thunder, roarverb

    utter words loudly and forcefully

    "`Get out of here,' he roared"

    howl, yawl, yaup, boom, bellow, wail, ululate, roar

  6. thunder, boomverb

    be the case that thunder is being heard

    "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"

    thrive, flourish, blast, boom, din, expand, smash, nail, roar, boom out

  7. thunderverb

    to make or produce a loud noise

    "The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"

    boom, roar

Matched Categories

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. thundernoun

    Associated words:
    brontology, thor, brontorneter, brontograph, fulmineous, fulminatory, isobront, keraunophobia

  2. thundernoun

    fulmination, denunciation

  3. thunderverb

    detonate, roll, boom

  4. thunderverb

    fulminate, denounce

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "thunder":

    thunderstorm, lightning

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How to use thunder in a sentence?

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    Look at how interesting and how pointed was the timing of this. Trump planned it for the morning after the debate, he’s always been able to steal the thunder of whatever story’s coming out of the debate.

  2. Ko Sai:

    We just heard a loud noise sounding like thunder and saw that the huge mountain collapsed and a huge wave of rubble was moving and sprawling on a wide area, it was just like a nightmare.

  3. Matt Darvas:

    There was thunder and lightning -- water was rushing down the road where I was standing, that essentially shut down helicopter missions for the entire afternoon, except for a small window before sunset.

  4. Dean Martin:

    I think what John Legend's done is John Legend's stealing the thunder from Frank Loesser's song and my dad, john Legend should write John Legend own song if John Legend doesn't like this one, but don't change the lyrics. It's a classic, perfect song.

  5. Don Keeney:

    There are some pretty good thunder showers popping. They definitely need the rain and they may get upwards of an inch, but it's not widespread.

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