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  • nouncrashing sound
  • verbboom, crash
  • verbyell at

synonyms for thunder

  • detonation
  • explosion
  • roar
  • rumble
  • barrage
  • blast
  • boom
  • booming
  • cannonade
  • clap
  • cracking
  • crash
  • crashing
  • discharge
  • drumfire
  • fulmination
  • outburst
  • peal
  • pealing
  • rumbling
  • thunderbolt
  • uproar
  • thundercrack
See also synonyms for: thundered / thundering
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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.
    RUMBLES ON MARS RAISE HOPES OF UNDERGROUND MAGMA FLOWSROBIN GEORGE ANDREWSFEBRUARY 1, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
    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.
    WHAT THE COMPLEX MATH OF FIRE MODELING TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA’S FORESTSAMY NORDRUMJANUARY 18, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    Sure, Hulk is strong, Thor can control thunder and Captain Marvel can fly and shoot energy beams.
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WATCHING WANDAVISIONELIANA DOCKTERMANJANUARY 14, 2021TIME
    As for the possibility of thunderstorms, we cannot rule out some rumbles of thunder in the heavier rain cells.
    HEAVY RAIN AND ISOLATED FLOODING FORECAST FOR WASHINGTON REGION WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAYJEFFREY HALVERSON, JASON SAMENOWNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    Unfortunately, rains arrive tomorrow and could be heavy at times with even a rumble or two of thunder.
    D.C.-AREA FORECAST: ANOTHER DAY OF NICE, WARM WEATHER BEFORE RAIN RETURNSMATT ROGERSNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    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 BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    The tops of the hills were laden with thunder-clouds, and the turbid atmosphere laboured with the stifling Sirocco.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    The menace of a thunder-cloud approached as in his childhood's dream; disaster lurked behind the quiet outer show.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    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.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    It was a few days after the bursting of this domestic thunder-cloud, that Gilbert and Dorothy were thrown alone together.
    THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
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    WORDS RELATED TO THUNDER

    • blast
    • boom
    • burst
    • clang
    • clap
    • clash
    • crack
    • detonation
    • discharge
    • howl
    • peal
    • pop
    • report
    • roar
    • roll
    • rumble
    • salvo
    • shot
    • slam
    • smash
    • sound
    • thud
    • thump
    • thunder
    • wham
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