thunder-clap

thunderclap

[thuhn-der-klap]
noun
1.
a crash of thunder.
2.
something resembling a thunderclap, as in loudness or unexpectedness.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English thonder clappe. See thunder, clap1

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thunderclap (ˈθʌndəˌklæp)
 
n
1.  a loud outburst of thunder
2.  something as violent or unexpected as a clap of thunder

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