Synonyms of thunder in English:


See definition of thunder


1‘thunder and lightning’


thunderclap, thunder crack, thunder roll, roll of thunder, peal of thunder, rumble of thunder, crack of thunder, crash of thunder, rumbling, crashing, roar

literary thunderbolt

2‘she heard the thunder of hooves behind her’


rumble, rumbling, boom, booming, roar, roaring, pounding, thud, thudding, thump, thumping, crash, crashing, bang, banging, ring, ringing, grumble, growl, resounding, reverberation, echo

tattoo, drumbeat, rataplan


1‘below me the surf thrashed and thundered’


rumble, boom, roar, blast, pound, thud, thump, bang, ring, grumble, growl, resound, reverberate, echo, beat

2‘he thundered on about Italy's invasion of Abyssinia’


protest strongly at, make a protest against, fulminate against, inveigh against, rail against, rage against, declaim against, remonstrate about, expostulate about, make a fuss about, speak out against, express disapproval of

object to, raise objections to, take issue with, oppose strongly, complain bitterly about, complain vociferously about, disagree violently with, kick against, take exception to, make a stand against, take a stand against, put up a fight against, challenge, curse

condemn, criticize severely, denounce, censure

informal kick up a fuss about, kick up a stink about

3‘‘Answer me,’ he thundered’


roar, bellow, bark, yell, shout, bawl, howl, cry, clamour, bay, scream, screech

growl, yowl

North American informal holler

rare vociferate, ululate