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thunderclap

[ thuhn-der-klap ]
/ ˈθʌn dərˌklæp /
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noun
a crash of thunder.
something resembling a thunderclap, as in loudness or unexpectedness.
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Origin of thunderclap

First recorded in 1350–1400, thunderclap is from Middle English thonder clappe. See thunder, clap1
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British Dictionary definitions for thunderclap

thunderclap
/ (ˈθʌndəˌklæp) /

noun
a loud outburst of thunder
something as violent or unexpected as a clap of thunder
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