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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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"Heavy showers, with thunderstorms, may be expected to-day," it would say on Monday, and so we would give up our picnic, and stop indoors all day, waiting for the rain.
Ragged edges of black clouds peeped over the hills, and invisible thunderstorms circled outside, growling like wild beasts.
In the year 1793, [12] one of the most destructive thunderstorms perhaps on record happened at Buenos Ayres: thirty-seven places within the city were struck by lightning, and nineteen people killed.
All the preceding afternoon and night heavy thunderstorms had hissed down upon the meads, and washed some of the hay into the river; but this morning the sun shone out all the more brilliantly for the deluge, and the air was balmy and clear.
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. The grey downpour was swept aside and vanished like the trailing garments of a ghost.
At these words a murmur of amazement escaped from a thousand panting chests; then succeeded a moment of perfect silence, resembling that profound stillness which precedes the bursting of a 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.
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. Sonya and Natasha, in the light-blue dresses they had worn at the theater, looking pretty and conscious of it, were standing by the clavichord, happy and smiling.
I looked up at the clear, calm sky, and wondered if a thunderstorm was coming.