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thundershower

[thuhn-der-shou-er]
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noun
  1. a shower accompanied by thunder and lightning.
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Origin of thundershower

First recorded in 1690–1700; thunder + shower1
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Examples from the Web for thundershower

Historical Examples

  • It couldn't have been lightning, for there hasn't been a thundershower this season.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • Within ten minutes a thundershower was falling, and almost as if by magic, all that snow melted away.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • Little or no running water is to be found, and only after a thundershower are the pools filled.


British Dictionary definitions for thundershower

thundershower

noun
  1. a heavy shower during a thunderstorm
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