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[thuhn-duh-ree] /ˈθʌn də ri/
Origin of thundery
First recorded in 1590-1600; thunder + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Her expression was thundery, and her greeting the reverse of cordial.

  • I'm afraid, such a thundery day was not the best in the world for the doctor to see her.

    North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • His voice but not his words came to the sergeant in a rolling, thundery mutter.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • Late in the light of a thundery evening we drove into the town of Spoleto.

    The Story of Perugia Margaret Symonds
  • "It was thundery in the summer," said I gravely, whereat he grinned intelligently.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • Then this thundery afternoon really did drag the strength from her.

    The Duchess of Wrexe

    Hugh Walpole
  • A dark frown was on her face, and her whole aspect was thundery.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green
  • The weather was very hot and thundery, for the breaking of the rains was imminent.

  • She stood at the open door, staggering herself with this enigma, on a rainy, thundery evening.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • It had been hot and thundery all the afternoon and evening, and now a mass of heavy cloud had almost covered the heavens.

    Sheilah McLeod

    Guy Boothby

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