how to pronounce thunderbolt


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the above transcription of thunderbolt 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.

thunderbolt is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… some Thunderbolt comes out of Zeus and …”

meanings of thunderbolt


  1. A flash of lightning accompanied by a crash of thunder.
  2. A belemnite, or thunderstone.
  3. A charge in the form of two joined bundles with four rays of lightning emerging from them, resembling the thunderbolt of Jupiter.
  4. Vehement threatening or censure; especially, ecclesiastical denunciation; fulmination.
  5. An event that is terrible, horrific or unexpected.
  6. A daring or irresistible hero.
  7. A very powerful shot.

thunderbolt frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word thunderbolt occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics thunderbolt can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that thunderbolt can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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