[ thuhn-der-ing ]
See synonyms for: thunderingthunderingly on

  1. of, relating to, or accompanied by thunder.

  2. producing a noise or effect like thunder.

  1. very great; extraordinary: a thundering amount of work.


Origin of thundering

before 1100; Middle English thundring,Old English thunring thunder. See thunder, -ing2, -ing1

Other words from thundering

  • thun·der·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·thun·der·ing, adjective

Words Nearby thundering Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use thundering in a sentence

  • An English battery came thundering down the road to take up a fresh position and assist in covering the retreat.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Others now rushed to the rescue, the artillery men came back, and once more the guns were thundering their defiance.

British Dictionary definitions for thundering


/ (ˈθʌndərɪŋ) /

  1. (prenominal) slang very great or excessive: a thundering idiot

Derived forms of thundering

  • thunderingly, adverb

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