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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thunderingadjective

    sounding like thunder

    "the thundering herd"

  2. thunderingadjective

    extraordinarily big or impressive

    "a thundering success"; "the thundering silence of what was left unsaid"


  1. thunderingnoun


  2. thunderingadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or accompanied by thunder.

  3. thunderingadjective

    Producing a noise or effect like thunder; thunderous

  4. thunderingadjective

    Very great; extraordinary.

    A thundering amount of work

  5. thunderingadjective

    Awesomely great, intense, or unusual.


  1. Thundering

    Thunder is the sound caused by lightning. Depending upon the distance from and nature of the lightning, it can range from a long, low rumble to a sudden, loud crack. The sudden increase in temperature and hence pressure caused by the lightning produces rapid expansion of the air in the path of a lightning bolt. In turn, this expansion of air creates a sonic shock wave, often referred to as a "thunderclap" or "peal of thunder". The scientific study of thunder is known as brontology and the irrational fear (phobia) of thunder is called brontophobia.


  1. thundering

    Thundering generally refers to producing a loud, deep, reverberating noise, often likened to the sound of thunder. This term can be used in various contexts including describing sounds made by heavy objects, large crowds, or to emphasize the loudness or intensity of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thundering

    of Thunder

  2. Thunderingadjective

    emitting thunder

  3. Thunderingadjective

    very great; -- often adverbially

  4. Thunderingnoun


Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. thundering

    A sailor's emphatic word for anything choice, large, fine, or powerful.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thundering in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thundering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of thundering in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi:

    I gave my word to pursue the Daesh terrorists, we gave them a thundering response.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    But Democrats blocked it by denying 60, many of the same colleagues have spent weeks thundering… that the Senate's 60-vote threshold is an offensive tool of obstruction, a Jim Crow relic, declaring that simple majorities should always get their way. But late last week they literally wielded the 60-vote threshold themselves.

  3. The Refined Poet:

    Thundering in my head; the sound of silence overwhelms.

  4. Bob Baffert:

    All I did was take in the crowd, the crowd was thundering. I was just enjoying the call and the crowd, the noise.

  5. Douglas MacArthur:

    The Long Gray Line has never failed us, were you to do so, a million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses, thundering those magic words :' Duty, honor, country.'.

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