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1[attributive] Making a resounding, loud, deep noise:‘thundering waterfalls’
- ‘He shouted over the thundering noise of the river.’
- ‘The rain crashed into the roof with thundering noise.’
- ‘With thundering drums completing the picture and a firm grasp of the dramatic dynamics, this unique song has fully earned its place as New Zealand's first export breakout d' n'b tune.’
- ‘The cavalry charged out of nowhere, the hundreds of thundering hooves terrifying the villager who had never seen nor heard more than four horses together before.’
- ‘With real relief, he followed the noise to a thundering waterfall whose mist painted a soggy rainbow above the lagoon.’
- ‘Dolby Digital 5.1 audio was loud with thundering subwoofer action when the battles called for it.’
- ‘My everlasting, and most fearful, memory of the war was being woken by an thundering noise which shook and rattled the windows of my bedroom.’
- ‘These trains are lightweight compared to the thundering monsters the bridge was used to carrying in its heyday.’
- ‘Our first port of call is the turbine hall, filled with thundering noise and dominated by two gigantic machines, each as big as a locomotive, which generate the power of Scotland.’
- ‘They have that symphonic sound with thundering, marching percussion perfect for the war scenes.’
- ‘I'm a big fan of thundering, loud soundtracks on action movies, and Jurassic Park III doesn't disappoint.’
- ‘Ah yes, I can still recall the thundering chorus of coughing and sputtering, the audience storm of noise that almost drowned out Christopher Plummer's poignant finale during King Lear.’
- ‘A thundering clang reverberated around the catwalk.’
- ‘Visitors can make a wish for the New Year and let it aflutter on the Bell Charms, beam their dedication on the giant screen and end the year with a fireworks display launched to a thundering rock symphony.’
- ‘The noise is the first thing you notice, the thundering roar of Bangkok's heart-attack inducing traffic, which forces you to call up all your Playstation skills just to cross the road.’
- ‘Even if I could've seen her clearly there was no time to react as two hands walloped me above the right ear, the strike like lightning in that it took a second until the thundering roar inside my head commenced.’
- ‘Hardly a second later the thundering blast of an explosion rang from where I had just stood.’
- ‘The thundering noise masquerading as music echoed through the room.’
- ‘The crowds at this year's Eldwick and Gilstead Gala were temporarily silenced by the thundering noise of a Spitfire and Hurricane roaring past overhead.’
- ‘The thundering crash of shotgun blasts were made even more deafening within the confines of the small room.’
2informal Extremely great, severe, or impressive:‘a thundering bore’[as submodifier] ‘a thundering good read’
enormous, huge, massive, vast, very great, tremendous, substantial, goodly, prodigious, gigantic, giant, terrific, fantastic, colossal, immense, mammoth, monumental, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, monstrousView synonyms
- ‘She covered her ears and backed away from the window, whimpering as the intensified noise send thundering pain ringing through her head.’
- ‘Sluiter contained him in the first set as Mirnyi peppered the court with thundering serves and deep ground strokes.’
- ‘Thomas Walsh hurled a thundering first half, scoring two powerful points, one the score of the game from the left wing side-line.’
- ‘Standring brought George Thomson into the play with a lovely lay off and Thomson unleashed a thundering shot that was only stopped by the woodwork.’
- ‘This time around, he will start as a real contender and will exploit the thundering power of the 4.7-litre Tiger on the long straights in Clipstone.’
- ‘Bellamy's match winner, four minutes after Jaaskelainen had saved Laurent Robert's thundering drive, was the Mags' 78th goal in all competitions this season!’
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