thunderstorm


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thun·der·storm

 (thŭn′dər-stôrm′)
n.
A transient, sometimes violent storm of thunder and lightning, often accompanied by rain and sometimes hail.

thunderstorm

(ˈθʌndəˌstɔːm)
n
(Physical Geography) a storm caused by strong rising air currents and characterized by thunder and lightning and usually heavy rain or hail

thun•der•storm

(ˈθʌn dərˌstɔrm)

n.
a transient storm of lightning and thunder, usu. with rain and gusty winds.
[1645–55]

thun·der·storm

(thŭn′dər-stôrm′)
A storm of heavy rain accompanied by lightning and thunder and sometimes hail.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thunderstorm - a storm resulting from strong rising air currentsthunderstorm - a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning
storm, violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
Translations
bouřka
tordenvejr
ukkosmyrsky
oluja s grmljavinom
zivatar
雷雨
뇌우
åskväder
พายุฝนฟ้าคะนอง
bão có sấm sét và mưa to

thunderstorm

[ˈθʌndəstɔːm] Ntormenta f

thunderstorm

[ˈθʌndərstɔːrm] norage m

thunderstorm

[ˈθʌndəˌstɔːm] ntemporale m

thunderstorm

عَاصِفَةٌ رَعْدِيَّة bouřka tordenvejr Gewitter ηλεκτρική καταιγίδα tormenta eléctrica ukkosmyrsky orage oluja s grmljavinom temporale 雷雨 뇌우 onweer tordenvær burza temporal com trovões, trovoada гроза åskväder พายุฝนฟ้าคะนอง gök gürültülü fırtına bão có sấm sét và mưa to 雷暴
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A heavy shower passed over him; distant lightning played faintly against the fronts of the dumb houses with the shuttered shops all along the Rue de Carouge; and now and then, after the faint flash, there was a faint, sleepy rumble; but the main forces of the thunderstorm remained massed down the Rhone valley as if loath to attack the respectable and passionless abode of democratic liberty, the serious-minded town of dreary hotels, tendering the same indifferent, hospitality to tourists of all nations and to international conspirators of every shade.
A flash of lightning startled the gentlemen when they went to the window to look out: the thunderstorm began.
As I did so the shafts of the sun smote through the thunderstorm.
In point of fact, a thunderstorm did peal forth, but it was the thunder of applause, or cries, and of uproar which made the very hall tremble.
He had become enigmatical and touching, in virtue of that mysterious cause that had driven him through the night and through the thunderstorm to the shelter of the schooner's cuddy.
All this, and more, in his hurry, and in hers, in the whirl of her own gratified malice, in the dread of being discovered, in the rapidly increasing noise of heavy rain among the leaves, and a thunderstorm rolling up - Mrs.
I call it relief, though it was only the relief that a snap brings to a strain or the burst of a thunderstorm to a day of suffocation.
As soon as Nicholas entered, he was enfolded in that poetic atmosphere of love which pervaded the Rostov household that winter and, now after Dolokhov's proposal and Iogel's ball, seemed to have grown thicker round Sonya and Natasha as the air does before a thunderstorm.
I looked up at the clear, calm sky, and wondered if a thunderstorm was coming.
Which reminds me--' the White Queen said, looking down and nervously clasping and unclasping her hands, 'we had SUCH a thunderstorm last Tuesday--I mean one of the last set of Tuesdays, you know.
Alice looked up, and there stood the Queen in front of them, with her arms folded, frowning like a thunderstorm.
The thunderstorm of war had now rolled southward, and did not again burst upon Massachusetts, where its first fury had been felt.