thunder

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thunder is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
thunder

Plural
none

(uncountable)

  1. Thunder is the sound made by lightning.
    He heard thunder in the distance.
  2. Thunder is a loud sound.
    The thunder of the train was very loud.
    The battlefield was full of the thunder of gunfire.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
thunder

Third-person singular
thunders

Past tense
thundered

Past participle
thundered

Present participle
thundering

  1. To make a loud noise like thunder.
    The bowling ball thundered down the lane.