HyperDic: lightning

English > 2 senses of the word lightning:
NOUNphenomenonlightningabrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
eventlightningthe flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash)
lightning > pronunciation
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English > lightning: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningabrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light.
Narrowerforked lightning, chain lightningA form of lightning that moves rapidly in a zigzag path with one end divided (fork-like)
thunderbolt, bolt, bolt of lightningA discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
Broaderatmospheric electricityelectrical discharges in the atmosphere
Spanishrayo, relámpago
Catalanllampec, llamp
English > lightning: 2 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more.
Narrowerheat lightningbright flashes of light near the horizon without thunder (especially on hot evenings)
sheet lightinglightning that appears as a broad sheet
BroaderflashA sudden intense burst of radiant energy
Spanishrayo, relámpago
Catalanllampec, llamp

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