Brontide: The Rumble of Thunder

When the air gets warmer and the pressure of summer heat forces thunder and lightning, here’s a new word to describe the sound.

Brontide: (n.) The low and rumbling sound of thunder at a distance.


It’s hearing the thunder on a hot summer night and watching the lightning blast across the sky.

The feeling you get when you can feel a storm brewing far away.

Brontide is the rumbling sound signaling that clouds are getting thicker, the air is expanding and electricity abounds.

Have you felt it?

Photos: Shaun Fisher, Oregon Dept. of Transportation

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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