thundery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj thundery accompanied with thunder
    • adj thundery loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Thundery Accompanied with thunder; thunderous. "Thundery weather."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • thundery Thunder-like; thundering; loud; resounding.
    • thundery Betokening, characterized by, or accompanied with thunder, or atmospheric disturbance caused by electrical discharges.
    • thundery Figuratively, threatening an explosion or outbreak of temper; frowning; angry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Thundery indicative of thunder, or attended by it
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
With intrusive d from A.S. þunorþunian, to rattle; cog. with Ger. donner, Ice. þorr for þonr, L. tonāre.

Usage

In literature:

That very outburst, brief and thundery as a child's passion, gave consolation both to her father and me.
"John Halifax, Gentleman" by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
It was only the thundery weather.
"The Gadfly" by E. L. Voynich
I'm afraid, such a thundery day was not the best in the world for the doctor to see her.
"North and South" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
It was no thundery, summer day now, but cold and dark.
"Catharine Furze" by Mark Rutherford
About twelve o'clock heavy thundery weather to the west and south.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
And he fears she only said to herself, that if the silence of a thundery night was oppressive, such noise was a worse infliction.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
The night was fearfully close, muggy, and thundery, the temperature in the cabins being 89 deg., in spite of open sky-lights and port-holes.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
Her sister made her think of a lily on a thundery day.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
It's the thundery weather.
"One Day More A Play In One Act" by Joseph Conrad
She was reminded by the low, thundery voice in which Molly began to speak quite suddenly, as if her patience had been tried too far.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
During sultry and thundery weather, as it is called, many of the delicate suffer from languor, listlessness, and headache.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886" by Various
The thundery roll after them is made by the big shell bounding along on its way.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
Not one of the six maidens ever remembered a home-coming over-clouded as was Judge Fell's on that thundery afternoon of late July.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
It was a hot, thundery day, and he was feeling still more cross after searching through three fields and finding no trace of the children.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
This story is most blood-and-thundery, but, then, it is true.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
Her expression was thundery, and her greeting the reverse of cordial.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Overhead black, thundery clouds sweep on for days and weeks together towards the mountains.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
It was on a hot thundery July afternoon that Sir Hugh entered Redmond Hall, weary and heated and dusty, and thoroughly ashamed of himself.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
She was beautiful, and she knew it; she had charm, she was alone on this hot thundery day with him in the punt.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
I've been feeling this thundery weather all day.
"The Duchess of Wrexe" by Hugh Walpole
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In poetry:

All on a happy summer's day
When the air is warm and still,
And thundery clouds are louring grey
Over the landscape green and gay
Around St. Martha's Hill,—
"Tangley Pond" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Thundery Earth Day Keeps Bush Out of Park.
At least that's what the thundery sound effects suggest—the exact context of ea More.
Thundery Earth Day Keeps Bush Out of Park.
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