how to pronounce thunder


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the above transcription of thunder is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

thunder is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of thunder in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… sort of stole my Thunder on but I won't …”

meanings of thunder


  1. The loud rumbling, cracking, or crashing sound caused by expansion of rapidly heated air around a lightning bolt.
  2. An alarming or startling threat or denunciation.
  3. The spotlight.
  4. The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt.
  5. A deep, rumbling noise resembling thunder.


  1. To produce something with incredible power.
  2. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; often used impersonally.
  3. To make a noise like thunder.
  4. To talk with a loud, threatening voice.
  5. To say (something) with a loud, threatening voice.


  1. The 13th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.

thunder frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word thunder occurs in english on average 10.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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