lightning - definition and synonyms

 
noun [uncountable] 

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/ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/
  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):

    Bob was struck by lightning while playing golf.