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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.

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