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light·ning

lightning

 
 
pronunciation:
laIt nIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: natural electricity produced in thunderclouds. Lightning appears as a bright flash or streak of light in the sky.
The lightning was so close, we were afraid it might strike a tree or the house.
 
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: like lightning, especially in regard to movement.
Kyle moves with lightning speed on the tennis court.
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