from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Producing thunder or a similar sound.
- adj. Loud and unrestrained in a way that suggests thunder: thunderous applause.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Very loud; suggestive of thunder
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Producing thunder.
- adj. Making a noise like thunder; sounding loud and deep; sonorous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Thunder-producing; betokening thunder; awful.
- Thundering; loud and deep-sounding; making a noise like thunder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
- adj. extremely ominous
Mrs. Prendergast stalked off, her expression thunderous.
They chanted "Rudy, Rudy," in thunderous rhythm, as he worked his way through the nearly all-white mob, beaming, backslapping, posing for photos, pumping his fist.
Stalin's speeches always ended in thunderous applause too, but it doesn't make his totalitarian ramblings true. ht: Dust my Broom
The crowd erupted in thunderous cheers as he tied it at 5-5.
KETTMANN: Well, it was a short term thunderous reaction.
Redounded from their Tongues in thunderous majesty, in Visions
On a critical night in thunderous Shea Stadium when the Mets faced win or else, Benny Agbayani's RBI double broke the tie.
Keira’s father was standing behind his desk, and Declan was planted before the windows, his arms crossed, his expression thunderous.
Recall the thunderous applause that greeted Castle Rock Fire Commander Jeanne Pincha-Tulley as she entered the hall at a fire information meeting just the other day.
Recall the thunderous applause she received from grateful area residents for doing her job.
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