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  • n. A sound like that of distant thunder, some of which may have seismic origins.


From Ancient Greek βροντή (bronte, "thunder") +‎ -ide (Wiktionary)


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  • JM always smiles when borborygmus strikes someone in an elevator and they attribute it to brontide

    December 14, 2009

  • Sound like distant thunder, due to seismic causes. (From Lucifeous Logolepsy)

    June 8, 2008