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me·te·or

meteor

 
pronunciation:
mi ti r [or] mi ti or
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part of speech: noun
definition: the bright streak or flash seen in the sky made by generally small-sized space debris passing through Earth's atmosphere and burning up due to high friction, often referred to as a shooting star.
On a clear night, one can often see meteors streaking through the Earth's atmosphere.
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