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thuhn dr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
steal one's thunder
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the loud cracking noise or low distant rumble that follows a flash of lightning. Thunder is caused by the violent movement of air masses.
The cats run and hide under the bed when they hear thunder.
definition 2: any sound that is like this noise.
I hear the thunder of the waves.
similar words:
boom, roar, roll
phrase: steal one's thunder
part of speech: verb
inflections: thunders, thundering, thundered
definition 1: to give forth or produce thunder.
The sky thundered all night.
definition 2: to make a sound of or like thunder.
The airplane thundered over our heads.
similar words:
boom, roll
definition 3: to express oneself loudly and with great force.
The speaker thundered at the audience.
Word Builder: thunder +
  • thunderstorm:
    a storm with thunder, lightning, and rain.