Thundering describes a sound that is deep and resounding—or resembling thunder. The thundering sound of feet hurrying down the hall is one sign that school's over for the day.

The sound of a thunderstorm can be described as thundering of course, but so can other loud, booming noises. You might love the thundering sound of a rock concert but hate the thundering voice of an angry parent scolding a child. This adjective comes from the verb thunder, which we can trace back to a root that means "resound."

Definitions of thundering
  1. adjective
    sounding like thunder
    “the thundering herd”
    full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
  2. adjective
    extraordinarily big or impressive
    “a thundering success”
    “the thundering silence of what was left unsaid”
    making a strong or vivid impression
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