[ thuhn-der-peel ]
/ ˈθʌn dərˌpil /


a crash of thunder; thunderclap.

Origin of thunderpeal

First recorded in 1795–1805; thunder + peal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thunderpeal

  • She looked round and appeared to answer, but her words were inaudible in the thunderpeal that accompanied them.

    Dust|Julian Hawthorne
  • It grew warm rapidly; clouds overspread the sky; a thunderpeal rumbled suddenly.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|Charles Asbury Stephens