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thunderclap

[thuhn-der-klap] /ˈθʌn dərˌklæp/
noun
1.
a crash of thunder.
2.
something resembling a thunderclap, as in loudness or unexpectedness.
Origin of thunderclap
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, thunderclap is from the Middle English word thonder clappe. See thunder, clap1
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thunderclap

/ˈθʌndəˌklæp/
noun
1.
a loud outburst of thunder
2.
something as violent or unexpected as a clap of thunder
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Word Origin and History for thunderclap
n.

late 14c., from thunder (n.) + clap (n.1).

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