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lightning

light·ning

lightning

 
 
pronunciation:
laIt nIng
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: natural electricity produced in thunderstorm clouds and appearing as a bright flash or streak of light in the sky.
 
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lightning, lightninged, lightnings
definition: to discharge lightning.
It's lightning outside tonight.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or resembling lightning, esp. in regard to movement.
He has lightning speed on the tennis court.
similar words:
meteoric
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