Definition of heavenly body in English:

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heavenly body

Pronunciation: /ˈhevənlē ˈbädē/


A planet, star, or other celestial body.
Example sentences
  • In the coming months, astronomy enthusiasts are in for a string of rare celestial events involving the heavenly bodies in the solar system.
  • In this application, a laser stationed on a satellite can orbit Earth (or other heavenly bodies such as the Moon or Mars) and direct a sequence of short optical pulses onto the surface.
  • Topping the four-storied hall would be a dome onto which the newly developed Zeiss projector could beam the images of 4,500 fixed stars and various heavenly bodies.

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Syllabification: heav·en·ly bod·y

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