[thuhn-der-uh s, -druh s]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for thunderous

roaring, loud, deafening, thundering, crashing, thundery

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British Dictionary definitions for thunderous



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

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

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