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verb as in boom, crash

verb as in yell at

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The seismometer has even been known to pick up the faint thunder of dust devils whirling across the cold desert world.

He’d worried that if crews slowed the Catalan fires, they might cause it to form a pyrocumulonimbus—a violent cloud of fire, thunder, and wind like the one that formed over the Creek Fire.

Sure, Hulk is strong, Thor can control thunder and Captain Marvel can fly and shoot energy beams.

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As for the possibility of thunderstorms, we cannot rule out some rumbles of thunder in the heavier rain cells.

Unfortunately, rains arrive tomorrow and could be heavy at times with even a rumble or two of thunder.

I inherited the Arnold Family Thunder ThighsTM, which was a source of frequent teasing and distress for me as a child.

Watch your back Liam Neeson, here comes Kevin Costner to steal your older-leading-man thunder!

Zilch, what with Showtime's other steamy sex-heavy drama, The Affair, stealing its thunder.

And the second I arrived and did my last step, there was thunder and rain pouring.

And then the flares light up the sky and the building begins to shake from the deadly thunder of Protective Edge.

The riches of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall pass away with a noise like a great thunder in rain.

The tops of the hills were laden with thunder-clouds, and the turbid atmosphere laboured with the stifling Sirocco.

The menace of a thunder-cloud approached as in his childhood's dream; disaster lurked behind the quiet outer show.

One day the hopes of all were aroused by a distant roar in the mountains, only to be dashed by finding it to be thunder.

It was a few days after the bursting of this domestic thunder-cloud, that Gilbert and Dorothy were thrown alone together.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thunder, such as: detonation, explosion, roar, rumble, barrage, and blast.

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