Origin of thundery

First recorded in 1590–1600; thunder + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for thundery

roaring, loud, deafening, thundering, crashing

Examples from the Web for thundery

Historical Examples of thundery

  • Her expression was thundery, and her greeting the reverse of cordial.

  • I'm afraid, such a thundery day was not the best in the world for the doctor to see her.

    North and South

    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

  • His voice but not his words came to the sergeant in a rolling, thundery mutter.

    Old Judge Priest

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Late in the light of a thundery evening we drove into the town of Spoleto.

    The Story of Perugia

    Margaret Symonds

  • "It was thundery in the summer," said I gravely, whereat he grinned intelligently.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

    George W. Gough