thunderous

[ thuhn-der-uh s, -druh s ]
/ ˈθʌn dər əs, -drəs /

adjective

producing thunder or a loud noise like thunder: thunderous applause.
Also thundery.

Origin of thunderous

First recorded in 1575–85; thunder + -ous
Related formsthun·der·ous·ly, adverb
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thunderous

/ (ˈθʌndərəs) /

adjective

resembling thunder, esp in loudnessthunderous clapping
threatening and extremely angryshe gave him a thunderous look
Derived Formsthunderously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for thunderous

thunderous


adj.

1580s, from thunder (n.) + -ous. Related: Thunderously.

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