brontide

[ bron-tahyd ]
/ ˈbrɒn taɪd /

noun

a rumbling noise heard occasionally in some parts of the world, probably caused by seismic activity.

Nearby words

  1. bronchotracheal,
  2. bronchovesicular,
  3. bronchus,
  4. bronco,
  5. broncobuster,
  6. brontobyte,
  7. brontosaur,
  8. brontosaurus,
  9. brontë,
  10. bronx

Origin of brontide

apparently < Greek bront(ḗ) thunder + -ide (perhaps for -id1)

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