bombshell vs thunderbolt what difference

what is difference between bombshell and thunderbolt

English

Etymology

bomb +‎ shell

Noun

bombshell (plural bombshells)

  1. A bomb or artillery shell designed to explode on impact.
  2. (figuratively) Something that is very surprising, shocking, amazing or sensational.
  3. (by extension) Someone who is very attractive; sex symbol.

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English

Etymology

From thunder +‎ bolt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈθʌndə(ɹ)ˌboʊlt/

Noun

thunderbolt (plural thunderbolts)

  1. A flash of lightning accompanied by a crash of thunder.
  2. (figuratively) An event that is terrible, horrific or unexpected.
    News of the actress’s death came as a thunderbolt to her fans.
    • the Scipios’ worth, those thunderbolts of war
  3. Vehement threatening or censure; especially, ecclesiastical denunciation; fulmination.
    • 1627, George Hakewill, Apologie [] of the Power and Providence of God
      a thunder-bolt of warre Striking all Nations
  4. (soccer) A very powerful shot.
  5. (paleontology) A belemnite, or thunderstone.
  6. (heraldry) A charge in the form of two joined bundles with four rays of lightning emerging from them, resembling the thunderbolt of Jupiter.
  7. A daring or irresistible hero.

Derived terms

  • thunderbolt beetle

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See also

  • thunderclap
  • thunderstroke

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