Translation of thunder in Spanish:


truenos, n.

Pronunciation /ˈθəndər/ /ˈθʌndə/


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    truenos masculine
    a clap of thunder un trueno
    • to look like thunder or as black as thunder tener cara de pocos amigos
    • Flash floods with thunder and lightning were rampant at the weekend.
    • We hear thunder because lightning heats the air to more than 43,000 degrees, causing the air to quickly expand.
    • There were hailstones, rarely heard loud thunder, lightning, strong gusty winds and sheets of rain.
    • In Summer, storms with thunder, lightning and hail are quite common, and sometimes even mini-tornadoes are reported!
    • Take a dark rainy night, with thunder rolling and lightning flashing and it would be perfect.
    • In fact the last hour on the course was played out to the accompaniment of claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, but it stayed dry.
    • The wind was now strong and cold, with rain, hail and an occasional flash of lightning and roll of thunder.
    • Seers interpreted claps of thunder, lightning flashes or the condition of a sacrificed animal's entrails.
    • Why don't hurricanes have much lightning and thunder even though they are made of thunderstorms?
    • These clouds often bring thunder and lightning, and can also bring funnel clouds or even tornadoes.
    • If you see lightning or hear thunder, head for shelter immediately.
    • It started to rain, with flashes of lightning and booms of thunder sounding in the distance.
    • A thunderstorm hit us with no warning and we lay soaked, silent and shivering with cold as the lightning and thunder crashed around us.
    • Count the seconds between the lightning and the thunder, each second represents 300 m distance from the thunderstorm.
    • The lighting flashed continuously and rumbling thunder followed.
    • Begin your turnaround when you hear thunder (which means lightning is one to ten miles away).
    • I ran out of the shop and as I did so there was a loud clap of thunder and a flash of lightning.
    • With no warning or dimming of lights, the Stanley Theatre suddenly shook with loud thunder and lightning.
    • Lightning finally flashed and seconds after thunder boomed.
    • We had driving snow, with flashes of blue lightning and rolling thunder.
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    a thunder of applause estruendosos aplausos
    • the thunder of the waterfall/the traffic el estruendo de la cascada/del tráfico

impersonal verb

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intransitive verb

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    (artillery) tronar
    (waves) bramar
    • The news on the TV screen had a surge of static and a loud noise simultaneously thundered throughout the colony.
    • She is distracted by the splintering noises thundering in her ears.
    • A sudden flash and a deep rumble thundered across the heaven.
    • Then up went the window and out went the bundle as the train thundered through the night.
    • His heartbeat seemed to thunder in his ears with excitement.
    • The pounding of the feet thunders so loud in the boy's ears that he can't even hear the desperate panting of his own lungs.
    • Deep growls and explosions thundered through the air as clouds of black volcanic ash coated the surroundings.
    • As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, ‘What you are stands over you the while and thunders so loud that I cannot hear what you say.’
    • The sound of a thousand horse hooves thundering through the streets resounded through the old building.
    • The noise level recorded reached 65 decibels - the equivalent of a train thundering past.
    • ‘Look at that; it's a 66,’ he enthuses as a freight train thunders through.
    • Heart ablaze and head blowing clouds of smoke, the mail train thundered into the platform and ground to a halt.
    • She accepted the crown and the crowd erupted in a loud thundering applause.
    • Her temples were throbbing; she could hear her heartbeats thundering against her eardrums.
    • In this case that's the Midland mainline whose modern bridges sprawl across the canal, blotting out the sky as the occasional train thunders overhead.
    • Sitting track-side we were amazed at the number of passenger and especially freight trains that thundered past.
    • The train thundered past him, obliterating his view of his past.
    • He lifts his horn and they all begin to thunder across the plain sounding their calls.
    • We ran for the exit, the sound of feet thundering behind us.
    • Our river is well up now, about twice as wide as usual and it is thundering over the weir.
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    (move loudly)
    they thundered up the stairs subieron las escaleras ruidosamente
    • the train thundered through the station el tren pasó por la estación con gran estruendo
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    (shout, rant)
    • The Herald's editorial thundered against the hot-headed motorists who had caused immense danger in Skipton over the Easter holiday.
    • It was from this cathedral that John Knox thundered against the ‘monstrous regiment of women’ in the shape of the beauteous Mary Queen of Scots.
    • Local columnists thundered against the failures of central government in Madrid.
    • The Times thundered against the Scottish aristo and JP who sided with the rowdies.
    • From the columns of The Manchester Guardian Lawrence fulminated against the evils of his time; from the pages of The Skilled Labourer the couple thundered against the evils of the past.
    • Solzhenitsyn, we can reasonably assent to Nabokov's formulation, thundered against vicious cruelty.
    • From platforms across Europe orators thundered against Montjuic.
    • An editorial in the Australian thundered against plans for ‘big government’.
    • ‘You're not going any where,’ she thundered as loudly as a shrivelled up old woman in a wheelchair could, making me stop dead in my tracks.
    • Pope Innocent thundered angrily in letters, specifically forbidding the Crusaders from attacking Zara.
    • The emperor's voice thundered angrily through the chamber.
    • Michaels barked, pounding out crisp sharp words that so thundered with command that even the untrained and deaf would jump to obey.
    • Many Victorian cultural critics thundered that railways dragged deplorable rationalisation and standardisation in their train.
    • ‘George W Bush has failed the test as commander-in-chief,’ he thundered.
    • You murdered an innocent man, the Judges thundered, each word a condemnation.
    • ‘This is rubbish,’ the Guardian thunders, ‘as Lord Falconer must know perfectly well.’
    • I thundered, my voice sounding angrier than I had meant it to.
    • No longer could he escape those hands curled up in anger, a loud voice thundering over comforting whispers - his own.
    • The male's deep voice thundered in the cavern, and a black pool formed beneath the demons in a large area, and spread outward.
    • I'm innocently baffled by the apparent absence of furious debate and thundering editorials on the subject of spycams at 400-yard intervals all over England.

transitive verb

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    get out! he thundered —¡fuera de aquí! —bramó / rugió
    • he thundered out the order dio la orden a voz en cuello / a voz en grito