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brontide

[bron-tahyd] /ˈbrɒn taɪd/
noun
1.
a rumbling noise heard occasionally in some parts of the world, probably caused by seismic activity.
Origin of brontide
apparently < Greek bront(ḗ) thunder + -ide (perhaps for -id1)
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