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lightning

División en sílabas: light·ning
Pronunciación: /ˈlītniNG
 
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Definición de lightning en inglés:

sustantivo

1The occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder: a tremendous flash of lightning
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • They shoot up from the tops of thunderstorms about the same moment lightning discharges within the storm cloud.
  • They saw the flashes of lightning within the dark cloud looming ahead of them.
  • Low, dark clouds boiled overhead and lightning flashed and thunder rolled down the mountainside.
1.1 literary A flash or discharge of lightning: the sky was a mass of black cloud out of which lightnings flashed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not seen since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
  • Accelerators fire big ball lightnings, and these ball lightnings will bounce off the walls and fly about the room chaotically.
  • And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

adjetivo

[attributive] Volver al principio  
Very quick: a lightning cure for his hangover galloping across the country at lightning speed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Like the folk healers of old, Callahan thinks it is his magic that is effecting cures at lightning speed.
  • Thomas reached up with lightning speed and was suddenly holding a bat.
  • Roman is lightning quick and improving every day in practice, and Bean showed playmaking ability in the preseason.

Origen

Middle English: special use of lightening (verbal noun from lighten2).

Frases

lightning never strikes twice in the same place

1
proverb An unusual situation or event is unlikely to happen again in exactly the same circumstances or to the same person.
Example sentences
  • Thinking that lightning never strikes twice in the same place, one year after the incident administrators decided to place the figure back on his pedestal.
  • It is said that lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
  • It is a myth that lightning never strikes twice in the same place.

like (greased) lightning

2
Very quickly.

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