blood and thunder


noun

sensationalism, violence, or exaggerated melodrama: a movie full of blood and thunder.

Nearby words

  1. blondness,
  2. blood,
  3. blood agar,
  4. blood albumin,
  5. blood alcohol concentration,
  6. blood bank,
  7. blood bath,
  8. blood blister,
  9. blood brother,
  10. blood capillary

Origin of blood and thunder

First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for blood-and-thunder

blood-and-thunder

adjective

denoting or relating to a melodramatic adventure story
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