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noun [uncountable] lightning pronunciation in American English /ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/
lightning
By Mathias Krumbholz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 License], via Wikimedia Commons
  1. the bright flashes of light that you see in the sky during a storm
    She lay awake, listening to the thunder and lightning.
    a flash of lightning: A flash of lightning lit up the sky.
    be struck by lightning (=be hit by lightning): Michael was struck by lightning while playing golf.

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