A meteor or shooting star.
More example sentences
- But on the night of November 27, 1872, night-watchers were startled by a sudden and a very magnificent display of falling stars or meteors, of which there had been no previous forecast…
- I've seen falling stars and meteors; and this was definitely a UFO.
- The large meteors that resemble falling stars and leave a bright tail in their wake are called fireballs.
Definition of falling star in:
- The British & World English dictionary