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thunder is pronounced in two syllables
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video examples of thunder pronunciation
An example use of thunder in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
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meanings of thunder
The loud rumbling, cracking, or crashing sound caused by expansion of rapidly heated air around a lightning bolt.
An alarming or startling threat or denunciation.
The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt.
A deep, rumbling noise resembling thunder.
To produce something with incredible power.
To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; often used impersonally.
To make a noise like thunder.
To talk with a loud, threatening voice.
To say (something) with a loud, threatening voice.
The 13th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.
thunder frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR
the word thunder occurs in english on average 8 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.