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thun·der·cloud

 (thŭn′dər-kloud′)
n.
1. A large dark cloud charged with electricity and producing thunder and lightning; a cumulonimbus cloud.
2. Something menacing or dreadful: thunderclouds of impending war.
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thundercloud

(ˈθʌndəˌklaʊd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a towering electrically charged cumulonimbus cloud associated with thunderstorms
2. anything that is threatening
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cu•mu•lo•nim•bus

(ˌkyu myə loʊˈnɪm bəs)

n., pl. -bi (-baɪ) -bus•es.
a cloud indicative of thunderstorm conditions, characterized by large, dense towers that may reach great heights.
[1885–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thundercloud - a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricitythundercloud - a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
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thundercloud

noun
An indication of impending danger or harm:
Idioms: gathering clouds, storm clouds.
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Translations
雷雲

thundercloud

[ˈθʌndəklaʊd] Nnube f tormentosa, nubarrón m
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thundercloud

[ˈθʌndərklaʊd] nnuage m orageux
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thundercloud

[ˈθʌndəˌklaʊd] nnube f temporalesca (fig) → nube minacciosa
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References in classic literature ?
A motley phantasmagoria presents itself before him, which he describes in a few satirical touches, yet without expressing his opinion openly: he tells the people enough to set them all thinking and guessing; but in order to hurt nobody, he wraps his witty oracular judgments in a transparent veil, or rather in a lurid thundercloud, shooting forth bright sparks of wit, that they may fall in the powder-magazine of the expectant audience."
As the flames of the fire hidden within come more and more vividly and rapidly from an approaching thundercloud, so, as if in opposition to what was taking place, the lightning of hidden fire growing more and more intense glowed in the faces of these men.
"I don't think anyone would care to try it, if you looked as much like a thundercloud as you do now.
RUBY wine is drunk by knaves, Sugar spends to fatten slaves , Rose and vine-leaf deck buffoons; Thunderclouds are Jove's festoons, Drooping oft in wreaths of dread Lightning-knotted round his head; The hero is not fed on sweets, Daily his own heart he eats; Chambers of the great are jails, And head-winds right for royal sails.
And I got a drawing of a huffing and puffing thundercloud! I was one thrilled third-grader.
Thundercloud was last of 12 in a Southwell nursery last time out and hadn't been on the racecourse for 125 days but gamely took the final race of the day, with Richard Kingscote in the saddle.
One of the problematic tasks in the field of atmospheric electricity and lightning protection of terrestrial and near-earth air objects still remains one that is connected with the determination, with minimal initial information about the thunderstorm situation in the area of this or that territory of the planet studied by specialists (engineers and meteorologists) energy characteristics of the thundercloud cloud in the Earth's troposphere.
It's like seeing a thundercloud in the distance, expecting a little rain, and getting a monsoon instead." ARDI ALSPACH
Yesterday, retired former detective superintendent Cath Thundercloud, of Cumbria Police, who was head of the force's Crime Command at the time, was questioned over her review in 2014 of the original police investigation two years earlier, carried out by former beauty queen, Detective Inspector Amanda Sadler and her boss, Detective Chief Inspector Mike Forrester.
Yesterday, retired former detective superintendent Cath Thundercloud of Cumbria Police, who was head of the force's Crime Command at the time, was questioned over her review in 2014 of the original police investigation two years earlier, carried out by former beauty queen, Detective Inspector Amanda Sadler and her boss Detective Chief Inspector Mike Forrester.
The top plate of the capacitor represents the horizontal extent of the upper positive thundercloud charge (+Q) and the bottom plate the negative thundercloud charge (-Q).