Definition of Thunderclap

1. Noun. A single sharp crash of thunder.

Generic synonyms: Thunder



2. Noun. A shocking surprise. "News of the attack came like a bombshell"
Exact synonyms: Bombshell, Thunderbolt
Generic synonyms: Surprise

Definition of Thunderclap

1. n. A sharp burst of thunder; a sudden report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity.

Definition of Thunderclap

1. Noun. sudden thunder; a shock of thunder, as opposed to reverberating rumble ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thunderclap

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thunderclap

1. A sharp burst of thunder; a sudden report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity. "Thunderclaps that make them quake." "When suddenly the thunderclap was heard." (Dryden) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thunderclap

thunder thighs
thunderation
thunderbird
thunderbirds
thunderblast
thunderbolt
thunderbolt beetle
thunderbolt beetles
thunderbolts
thunderboomer
thunderboomers
thunderbox
thunderboxes
thunderburst
thunderbursts
thunderclap (current term)
thunderclaps
thundercloud
thunderclouds
thunderdunk
thunderdunks
thundered
thunderer
thunderers
thunderfish
thunderflash
thunderflashes
thundergod
thundergods

Literary usage of Thunderclap

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1883)
"THE thunderclap (concluded). two men, father and son, had struck their blow boldly but very cruelly, and it came with full force on the devoted woman's head ..."

2. Middle Temple Table Talk: With Some Talk about the Table Itself by William George Thorpe (1895)
"Pious Peer and Derby sweep—Ruined by a thunderclap: (l) The youngster just come into his kingdom, (2) The bidder at auction, (3) The lady and her ..."

3. The Drama of Three Hundred & Sixty-five Days: Scenes in the Great War by Hall Caine (1915)
"THE thunderclap THAT FELL ON ENGLAND AMONG the flashes as of lightning that revealed to us the drama of the past 365 days, some of the most vivid were those ..."

4. The Theological Review: A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life by Charles Beard (1874)
"... had once been regarded as a champion of Catholic orthodoxy and legitimist loyalty, it fell like a thunderclap upon all clerical and royalist circles. ..."

5. Meteorological Essays by François Arago, Alexander von Humboldt, Edward Sabine (1855)
"At 12 „ beginning of the full force of the thunderclap. ... The reader will here remark that the full sound of the thunderclap lasted 21 seconds. Scone Day. ..."

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