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firmament

Line breaks: firma|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈfəːməm(ə)nt
 
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Definition of firmament in English:

noun

literary
The heavens or sky: thunder shakes the firmament figurative one of the great stars in the American golfing firmament
More example sentences
  • In the sky, the Pole Star, around which the firmament appears to turn, has been styled the ‘navel of the Heavens'.
  • Sometimes the lightening forked across the sky like a crack in the dark firmament.
  • They're coveted by a generation too young to remember the designer's heyday, when she was one of the brightest stars in the fashion firmament, turning out exuberant, fantastical creations.
Synonyms
the sky, heaven, the blue, the wide blue yonder, the azure, the heavens, the skies
literary the vault (of heaven), the celestial sphere, the empyrean, the welkin

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin firmamentum, from firmare 'fix, settle'.

Derivatives

firmamental

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈment(ə)l/
adjective

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