- Also thundery.
- thun·der·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use thunderous in a sentence
For even more thunderous vibes from movies, games, and music, connect a subwoofer from The Fives’ Sub Out.The best bookshelf speakers fill your room with sound, not clutter | Tony Ware | July 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
He took the stage to thunderous applause and delivered a presentation in English about his Nobel-winning work.China’s path to modernization has, for centuries, gone through my hometown | Yangyang Cheng | June 30, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Perhaps much of this might have drawn less attention had it not been for the contrast it presented to the thunderous fury displayed only hours earlier, on Monday night.Among Tuesday’s attractions: It was nothing like our stormy Monday | Martin Weil | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
What Watson was seeing was the emergence of thousands of Brood X cicadas, part of a billions-strong insect swarm that has lain dormant for 17 years before arising to “scream,” mate— all over about three thunderous weeks.The Brood X cicadas are here — and yes, there’s an app for that | Tanya Basu | June 3, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Soon after she ran into a bathroom, she heard a thunderous banging noise outside.Ocasio-Cortez reveals she’s a sexual assault survivor, recounts ‘trauma’ of Capitol riot: ‘I thought everything was over’ | Jaclyn Peiser | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
thunderous sounds announce its arrival, piercing the silence that accompanies sundown in the swampland near Boystown, Liberia.
The audience clearly sided with Whoopi, breaking out into thunderous applause as she finished her comment.
Global attention and anger about the kidnapping, after a slow start, is now reaching a thunderous crescendo.
Cruz then proposed to abolish the IRS to thunderous applause.
The students at Morehouse responded with thunderous applause.Brilliant Speech by Obama, Ugly Reaction by Drudge | Peter Beinart | May 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He could hear his voice boom out with thunderous amplification and saw Scotty clap his hands to his ears.The Flaming Mountain | Harold Leland Goodwin
It seemed as though the mountain range had separated two atmospheres, and that now we had got into the thunderous one.Dracula | Bram Stoker
The thunderous rolling sound approached, heavy as that of artillery going into action.The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
Kaiser would not; Kaiser looked thunderous tornado on him, with hands rigidly in the vertical direction.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
As Michael mentally repeated the thunderous English line, a surge of melancholy caught him up to overwhelm his thoughts.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for thunderous
resembling thunder, esp in loudness: thunderous clapping
threatening and extremely angry: she gave him a thunderous look
- thunderously, adverb
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