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thun·der·clap

 (thŭn′dər-klăp′)
n.
1. A single sharp crash of thunder.
2. Something that is startling, shocking, or unexpected.

thunderclap

(ˈθʌndəˌklæp)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a loud outburst of thunder
2. something as violent or unexpected as a clap of thunder

thun•der•clap

(ˈθʌn dərˌklæp)

n.
1. a crash of thunder.
2. something resembling a thunderclap, as in loudness or suddenness.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thunderclap - a single sharp crash of thunder
thunder - a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
2.thunderclap - a shocking surprise; "news of the attack came like a bombshell"
surprise - a sudden unexpected event
Translations

thunderclap

[ˈθʌndəklæp] Ntrueno m

thunderclap

[ˈθʌndərklæp] ncoup m de tonnerre

thunderclap

[ˈθʌndəˌklæp] nrombo di tuono
References in classic literature ?
I nodded, pointed to the sun, and gave them such a vivid rendering of a thunderclap as startled them.
Then, amid a long-drawn breath from the spectators, the glove fell from the marshal's hand, and the two steel-clad horsemen met like a thunderclap in front of the royal stand.
The captain broke loose upon the dead man like a thunderclap.
But Nastasia's communication struck him with the force of a thunderclap.
He was dizzy, aching, and felt shaken to pieces when something went off like a thunderclap just behind him.
Now his mother's letter had burst on him like a thunderclap.
were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child.
The thunderclaps, treading one on the heels of another and with a strange crackling accompaniment, sounded more like the working of a gigantic electric machine than the usual detonating reverberations.
The Thunderclap social media platform will be launched at Dublin's Lighthouse Cinema tomorrow.
You can also help via Twitter by using and retweeting the hashtag #WMGENERATION and signing up to a Twitter Thunderclap at www.
1945 - As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1000 B-17s of the American Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, killing 2500 to 3000.
During CTE Month in February, ACTE sponsored a Thunderclap campaign where social media followers signed up to send the same specific message on a single day.