Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.

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  • n. An abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, morbid dread of thunder and lightning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a morbid fear of thunder and lightning

Etymologies

Greek astrap─ô, lightning; see ster-3 in Indo-European roots + -phobia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Having astraphobia - being afraid of thunder and lightning - can be quite scary, too.

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  • Make it five: tonitrophobia.

    February 2, 2010

  • JM reckons it's ominous, threatening, frightening and startling that there are 4 (FOUR!) words for it - Keraunophobia, Ceraunophobia, Astraphobia and Astrapophobia

    October 31, 2009