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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (weather)
a. thunderclap
El trueno la despertó violentamente.The thunderclap jolted her awake.
b. clap of thunder
Eso fue el trueno más fuerte que jamás he escuchado.That was the loudest clap of thunder I've ever heard.
c. thunder
La tormenta trajo muchos truenos.The storm brought a lot of thunder.
2. (noise)
a. boom
El trueno del cañón se escuchó a kilómetros de distancia.The cannon's boom was heard kilometers away.
b. thunder
El trueno de los fuegos pirotécnicos fue estupendo.The thunder from the fireworks was awesome.
c. thundering
Oímos el trueno de los cascos mucho antes de que viéramos la estampida.We heard the thundering of hooves long before we saw the stampede.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (meteorology)
a. clap of thunder
2. (ruido)
a. thunder, boom
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1 (Meteorología)
un trueno a clap of thunder; a thunderclap; truenos thunder
; (s)
2 (ruido) [de cañón] boom; thundering
trueno gordo finale of firework display; (of firework display) big row; major scandal
3 (tarambana) wild youth; madcap; (libertino) rake
4 (Caribe) (juerga) binge (familiar); noisy party
5 truenos (Caribe) (zapatos) stout shoes
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