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1. A discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder.
2. A flash of lightning conceived as a bolt or dart hurled from the heavens.
3. A startling, forceful action: "Every political campaign manager saves a thunderbolt for the last week before Election Day" (Art Buchwald).
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1. (Physical Geography) a flash of lightning accompanying thunder
2. the imagined agency of destruction produced by a flash of lightning
3. (Norse Myth & Legend) (in mythology) the destructive weapon wielded by several gods, esp the Greek god Zeus. See also Thor
4. something very startling
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(ˈθʌn dərˌboʊlt)

1. a flash of lightning with the accompanying thunder.
2. an imaginary destructive missile cast to earth in a flash of lightning: the thunderbolts of Jove.
3. a person or thing that acts with destructive force, speed, or suddenness.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thunderbolt - a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunderthunderbolt - a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
lightning - abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
2.thunderbolt - a shocking surprise; "news of the attack came like a bombshell"
surprise - a sudden unexpected event
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[ˈθʌndəbəʊlt] Nrayo m (fig) → rayo m, bomba f
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(ˈθandə) noun
1. the deep rumbling sound heard in the sky after a flash of lightning. a clap/peal of thunder; a thunderstorm.
2. a loud rumbling. the thunder of horses' hooves.
1. to sound, rumble etc. It thundered all night.
2. to make a noise like thunder. The tanks thundered over the bridge.
ˈthundering adjective
very great. a thundering idiot.
ˈthunderous adjective
like thunder. a thunderous noise.
ˈthunderously adverb
ˈthundery adjective
warning of, or likely to have or bring, thunder. thundery clouds/weather.
ˈthunderbolt noun
1. a flash of lightning immediately followed by thunder.
2. a sudden great surprise. Her arrival was a complete thunderbolt.
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