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Origin of thundery

First recorded in 1590–1600; thunder + -y1

Words Nearby thundery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use thundery in a sentence

  • Yesterday, one heavy thundery downpour soaked central London in five minutes, before blue skies returned.

    Rain, Rain, Go Away! | Tom Sykes | May 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The gardeners had been mowing, and there was still the smell of fresh-cut grass—the thundery air kept all scents close to earth.

  • It was a brooding, thundery day, sultry and threatening—the 17th of July, according to the calendar.

    Red Cap Tales | Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • Not one of the six maidens ever remembered a home-coming over-clouded as was Judge Fell's on that thundery afternoon of late July.

    A Book of Quaker Saints | Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  • We have already had hot and thundery weather, but it has now become cool again.

    The Life of George Borrow | Clement K. Shorter
  • Cold—dampy-cold—dry cold; warm—close-warm—breezy warm; hot, thundery hot, scorching.

    A Houseful of Girls | Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey