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ball lightning Syllabification: ball light·ning
Pronunciation: /bôl ˈlītniNG/

Definition of ball lightning in English:


A rare and little known kind of lightning having the form of a moving globe of light several centimeters across that persists for periods of up to a minute.
Example sentences
  • In nearly all reported cases, the observers saw another form of lightning flash before seeing ball lightning.
  • Some researchers believe that ball lightning occurs when lightning bolts touch down on the Earth's surface.
  • Extremely rare, there are few pictures of ball lightning, which is usually described as a floating sphere, often about the size of a basketball.
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