English version

thunder in Meteorology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthunderthun‧der1 /ˈθʌndə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun  1 [uncountable]HEM the loud noise that you hear during a storm, usually after a flash of lightning We were woken in the night by thunder.2 [singular]CSSOUND a loud deep noise She heard the thunder of hooves behind her.3 a face like thunder blood-and-thunder, → steal somebody’s thunder at steal1(9)COLLOCATIONSphrasesa rumble/roll of thunder (=one of a series of deep sounds)We could hear the rumble of thunder growing louder.a clap/crash/crack of thunder (=one extremely loud sound)Lightning flickered across the sky, followed seconds later by a loud crack of thunder.a peal of thunder (=one very loud sound)She jumped as a huge peal of thunder crashed directly overhead.thunder and lightningRain fell steadily for an hour, accompanied by thunder and lightning.verbsthunder crashes/boomsThunder crashed overhead, waking the baby.thunder rumbles/rollsThunder rumbled in the distance.adjectivesdistant thunderApart from the occasional rumble of distant thunder, there was silence.
Examples from the Corpus
thunderThere was a thunder clap followed instantly by lightning.The sky had darkened and thunder rolled in the west.Outside my window was the constant thunder of delivery trucks.They could hear thunder rumbling in the distance.A strong wind was now blowing and there was a loud crack of thunder.A crash of thunder and lightning follows.In the midst of thunder and lightening, Alfredo begs his father to take a sword and kill him.Despite the ominous thunder of global war, the date on which to observe Thanksgiving was a hot issue.In spring, when showers shimmer down and slow-rolling thunder sounds, remember Dineh!Nothing could be heard save the thunder of artillery... and the continuous roar of musketry.The thunder and lightning seemed to have moved away, but the rain continued to pour.