Definitions for thunderstruckˈθʌn dərˌstrʌk; -ˌstrɪk ən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word thunderstruck
dumbfounded, dumfounded, flabbergasted, stupefied, thunderstruck, dumbstruck, dumbstricken(adj)
as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
"a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident"; "the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless"; "was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion"
Astonished, amazed or so suddenly surprised as to be unable to speak.
Origin: thunder + strike
"Thunderstruck" is the first song on the 1990 AC/DC album The Razors Edge. The song peaked at No. 5 on U.S. the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. It was released as a single in Germany, Australia, and Japan. The song is said to be inspired by lead guitarist Angus Young's hair-raising experience when a plane he was on was struck by lightning. Another theory states that the song was conceived when the band watched a Combined Arms Livefire EXercise at Ft. Hood. The band was so impressed by the M1A1 tank that they wrote a song about it. However, Angus Young stated in the liner notes of the 2003 re-release of The Razors Edge: Contrary to popular belief, Young does not play "Thunderstruck"'s main riff with one hand. Instead, he picks every note. Additionally in all AC/DC live videos, Angus can clearly be viewed picking every note. The one-handed tapping technique can only be seen in the "Thunderstruck" music video. The opening riff oscillitates between B major and e minor. The video which accompanied the single was filmed at London's Brixton Academy on 17 August 1990. The audience members were given free T-shirts with the words 'AC/DC – I was Thunderstruck' on the front and the date on the back, and these T-shirts were worn by the entire audience throughout the filming of the video.
Translations for thunderstruck
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for thunderstruck »
Find a translation for the thunderstruck definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these thunderstruck definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"thunderstruck." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/thunderstruck>.