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Topic: TEXTURES, SOUNDS

Language: Old English
Origin: thunor

thunder

1 noun
     
thun‧der1
1 [uncountable]HEM the loud noise that you hear during a storm, usually after a flash of lightning:
clap/crack/roll/crash of thunder
Suddenly there was a great crash of thunder.
rumble/roar of thunder
We could hear the rumble of distant thunder.
thunder rolls/rumbles/crashes/booms
The thunder crashed and boomed around us.
2 [singular]CS a loud deep noise:
She heard the thunder of hooves behind her.
3

a face like thunder

if someone has a face like thunder, they look very angry
blood-and-thunder

➔ steal somebody's thunder

at steal1 (9)
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