Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Thunder-like; thundering; loud; resounding.
- Betokening, characterized by, or accompanied with thunder, or atmospheric disturbance caused by electrical discharges.
- Figuratively, threatening an explosion or outbreak of temper; frowning; angry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Accompanied with thunder; thunderous.
- adj. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
- adj. accompanied with thunder
- thunder + -y (Wiktionary)
“This morning is dark and lowering and "thundery", and it has been raining most of the day.”
“One thundery afternoon he goes riding with Madame Polozov.”
“Tourism bosses say inaccurate forecast of thundery weather on Monday cost Dorset resort millions of pounds in lost revenue”
“By evening Vol was a thundery gray, and was using two tentacles to hold the inspection hatch apart, while a smaller pair tested the fit of some parts inside.”
“But with the hot weather comes an increased risk of a thundery downpour.”
“A hot and humid day can feel thundery, but weather forecasters need to rely on more than just gut feeling.”
“One of the first reports is from the river Don in Aberdeenshire in late April, 1933, when it was "very thundery with a perfect deluge at the end".”
“The Met Office issued a weather warning saying heavy, occasionally thundery rain, beginning this evening, has the potential to produce more than 70mm in places by the morning.”
“His demeanour, in contrast to that at the toss, was thundery.”
“It was a close, thundery night, with big rain-drops starting to fall, but we didn't mind; I had taken enough drink on board to be monstrously horny, and if the drive had been longer and Elspeth's crinoline less of a hindrance I'd have had at her on the carriage-seat.”
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