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thunderous

[ thuhn-der-uhs, -druhs ]
/ ˈθʌn dər əs, -drəs /
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adjective

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

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Also thundery.

Origin of thunderous

First recorded in 1575–85; thunder + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM thunderous

thun·der·ous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for thunderous

thunderous
/ (ˈθʌndərəs) /

adjective

resembling thunder, esp in loudnessthunderous clapping
threatening and extremely angryshe gave him a thunderous look

Derived forms of thunderous

thunderously, adverb
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