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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. 2017.
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  • Late in the light of a thundery evening we drove into the town of Spoleto.

    The Story of Perugia Margaret Symonds
  • Her expression was thundery, and her greeting the reverse of cordial.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Far, far away upon the plain, red through the vitreous moonlight ringed with thundery gauze, fires of unnamed castelli smoulder.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • Then this thundery afternoon really did drag the strength from her.

    The Duchess of Wrexe Hugh Walpole
  • It was now about nine o'clock, and the night was hot and thundery, and so airless that it was difficult to breathe.

    The Bishop's Secret Fergus Hume
  • The weather was very hot and thundery, for the breaking of the rains was imminent.

  • Overhead black, thundery clouds sweep on for days and weeks together towards the mountains.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • She stood at the open door, staggering herself with this enigma, on a rainy, thundery evening.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens

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