thundery

thundery

[thuhn-duh-ree]
adjective

Origin:
1590–1600; thunder + -y1

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thunder (ˈθʌndə)
 
n
1.  a loud cracking or deep rumbling noise caused by the rapid expansion of atmospheric gases which are suddenly heated by lightning
2.  any loud booming sound
3.  rare a violent threat or denunciation
4.  steal someone's thunder to detract from the attention due to another by forestalling him or her
 
vb
5.  to make (a loud sound) or utter (words) in a manner suggesting thunder
6.  (intr; with it as subject) to be the case that thunder is being heard
7.  (intr) to move fast and heavily: the bus thundered downhill
8.  (intr) to utter vehement threats or denunciation; rail
 
[Old English thunor; related to Old Saxon thunar, Old High German donar, Old Norse thōrr; see Thor, Thursday]
 
'thunderer
 
n
 
'thundery
 
adj

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