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From Средњи Енглески thunder, thonder

, thundre

, thonre

, thunnere

, þunre

, from Стари Енглески þunor (thunder), from Пра-Германски *þunraz, from Пра-Индо-Европски *(s)ten-, *(s)tenh₂- (to thunder)

. Compare astound

, astonish

, stun

. Germanic cognates include Западни Фризијски tonger, Холандски donder, Немачки Donner, Old Norse Þórr (Енглески Thor), Дански torden. Other cognates include Персијски تندر(tondar), Латински tonō, detonō

, Антички Грчки στένω (sténō), στενάζω (stenázō)

, στόνος (stónos)

, Στέντωρ (Sténtōr)

, Ирски torann, Велшки taran, Gaulish Taranis.



thunder (countable and uncountable, plural thunders)

  1. The loud rumbling, cracking, or crashing sound caused by expansion of rapidly heated air around a lightning bolt.
    Thunder is preceded by lightning.
  2. A deep, rumbling noise resembling thunder.
    Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.
  3. An alarming or startling threat or denunciation.
  4. (obsolete) The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt.
  5. (figuratively) The spotlight.
    Shortly after I announced my pregnancy, he stole my thunder with his news of landing his dream job.


  • roll, clap, peal are some of the words used to count thunder e.g. A series of rolls/claps/peals of thunder were heard