Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

A sharp, violent detonation of thunder.

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Usage examples "thunderclap":

  1. But nothing happened till weeks later, when the tragedy on the Rapidan fell on us like a thunderclap. - "Salute to Adventurers", John Buchan.
  2. You may easily guess what a thunderclap this must have been to the Court. - "The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete", Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz.
  3. It was a thunderclap with a vengeance! - "A Dog with a Bad Name", Talbot Baines Reed.