American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A brief rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shower accompanied by thunder and lightning.
- n. A short thunderstorm commonly accompanied by heavy rain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A shower accompanied with lightning and thunder.
- n. a short rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning
- thunder + shower (Wiktionary)
“In the thundershower is the question of the distribution of moisture over the earth's surface, the question of the nature and use of clouds, the movement of the air and wind, the condensation of vapor, and the marvelous powers of electricity.”
“Nothing personal against Cink, for it is not easy being a thundershower on the parade.”
“Tonight: Shower and isolated thundershower chances continue, but diminish from west to east between about 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.”
“Sunday looks like a good day for indoor activities as showers and maybe even a thundershower should occupy much of the day 90% chance.”
“Partly cloudy Sunday night with a slight chance of a shower or thundershower.”
“Tomorrow Night: A thundershower or two may linger but any are likely to swiftly dissipate and even 10% coverage will be generous.”
“A weak disturbance could set off an isolated thundershower by late afternoon but only about 10% of the area should see wet pavement.”
“Hoping for a late afternoon or evening thundershower to cool things off?”
“A shower or thundershower is possible, but shouldn't be a washout.”
“There is additional shower and thundershower activity to our north that may swing this direction heading into tonight.”
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