Definition of sheet lightning in English:

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sheet lightning

Pronunciation: /SHēt ˈlītniNG/

noun

Lightning with its brightness diffused by reflection within clouds.
Example sentences
  • Heat lightning is like sheet lightning, but is so far away that you cannot hear the thunder.
  • The mixture of warm air and moisture creates thunderstorms at altitude - maybe 3,000 metres - bringing thunder and sheet lightning and heavy downpours from France, often at night.
  • Like sheet lightning, these flashes are created by lightning bolts, but are in thunderstorms more than 10 miles away.

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Syllabification: sheet light·ning

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