Share this entry

Share this page

lightning

Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/

Translation of lightning in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • a bolt o flash of lightning un relámpago a streak of lightning un rayo he was struck by lightning le cayó or lo alcanzó un rayo (killed) cayó fulminado por un rayo as quick as lightning como un rayo like greased lightning como un relámpago, como una centella lightning never strikes twice (in the same place) tales cosas solo pasan una vez (before noun/delante del nombre) lightning conductor o rod pararrayos (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

adjective/adjetivo

Definition of lightning in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day arpa
f‡
harp …
Cultural fact of the day

Radio broadcasting in Spain began in the 1920s. The state-run Radio Nacional de España (RNE) was established during the Civil War. There are many private radio stations and they compete fiercely. Radio personalities are paid huge salaries, out of which they employ the staff for their programs.