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A typical thunderstorm.


thunder +‎ shower


thundershower (plural thundershowers)

  1. A rain shower accompanied by thunder and lightning.
    The thundershower poured down on us as we ran home, but returned to a drizzle after several minutes.
    • 1920, Edward Carpenter, Pagan and Christian Creeds, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., published 1921, page 72:
      [S]ometimes, like the priests of Baal in the Bible, he would cut himself with knives till the blood fell upon the ground in great drops suggestive of an oncoming thunder-shower.

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