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thunderous

[thuhn-der-uh s, -druh s] /ˈθʌn dər əs, -drəs/
adjective
1.
producing thunder or a loud noise like thunder:
thunderous applause.
Also, thundery.
Origin of thunderous
1575-1585
1575-85; thunder + -ous
Related forms
thunderously, adverb
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  • He rode away into the night—away towards the thunderous guns of Lige, the blood-drenched fields of Vis.

    The Outrage Annie Vivanti
  • There was a thunderous noise outside, such as the waves make in a cave.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Even as he spoke there was a thunderous crackling and roaring.

    The 4-D Doodler Graph Waldeyer
  • She hears from the bleachers a thunderous roar, and thinks it announces his fate.

    Rippling Rhymes Walt Mason
  • It was a superb example of pitching, and Joe had to remove his cap in response to the thunderous applause of the stands.

    Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for thunderous

thunderous

/ˈθʌndərəs/
adjective
1.
resembling thunder, esp in loudness: thunderous clapping
2.
threatening and extremely angry: she gave him a thunderous look
Derived Forms
thunderously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for thunderous
adj.

1580s, from thunder (n.) + -ous. Related: Thunderously.

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