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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
thunder (noun)
1.
the sound that follows a flash of lightning and is caused by sudden expansion of the air in the path of the electrical discharge
2.
a loud utterance or threat
3.
- bang rumble the thunder of big guns
thunder (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to produce thunder - usually used impersonally it thundered
b) to give forth a sound that resembles thunder - horses thundered down the road
2.
transitive verb
- roar shout
1.
to utter loudly - roar
2.
to strike with a sound likened to thunder
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
thunder (verb)
1.
to make a long loud deep noise or cry
SYNONIMS:
bellow, boom, growl, thunder
RELATED WORDS:
grumble, roll, rumble; bang, blare, blast, peal, scream, screech, shriek, squall; bawl, call, cry, holler, hoot, shout, whoop, yell; bell, caterwaul, howl, wail, yowl
NEAR ANTONYMS:
grunt, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper; mewl, pule, squeak, whimper
thunder (verb)
2.
to speak so as to be heard at a distance
SYNONIMS:
bawl, bay, bellow, cry, holler, hollo ( halloo hallo), roar, shout, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yell
RELATED WORDS:
crow, whoop; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal; caterwaul, howl, ululate, wail, yawp ( yaup), yowl; hail; speak out, speak up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
breathe, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper
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