Definition of sheet lightning in English:

sheet lightning

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[mass noun]
  • Lightning with its brightness diffused by reflection within clouds.
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    • 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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