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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A bright flash in the sky caused by the passing of electricity from one cloud to another or between a cloud and the earth.

Usage examples (35)
  • The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
  • When we come back, what we call our lightning round.
  • As a child of seven or eight she began to experience what she describes as lightning-like sensations,
  • The powerful electric discharges which we call lightning separate or split the watery vapors in the air into these elements. for more
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