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thunder noun

ADJ. loud The thunder was getting louder and louder. | dull The gunfire rumbled like dull thunder. | distant the rumble of distant thunder | approaching

QUANT. clap, crash, peal, roll, rumble

THUNDER + VERB boom, break, burst, crash, explode, roar Thunder boomed in the sky overhead. | growl, grumble, roll, rumble | rattle sth, shake sth The windows were shaken by a tremendous crash of thunder.

THUNDER + NOUN clap (also thunderclap) | cloud (also thundercloud)

PHRASES the sound of thunder, there's thunder in the air (= thunder is likely), thunder and lightning