1. lightning

noun. ['ˈlaɪtnɪŋ'] abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light.


  • chain lightning
  • bolt of lightning
  • thunderbolt
  • forked lightning
  • bolt


  • tasteful
  • dullness
  • disappear
  • hide

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Rhymes with Lightning

  • enlightening
  • whitening
  • frightening
  • brightening
  • tightening
  • heightening

Sentences with lightning

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Create a redneck flashlight by catching lightning bugs and putting them into a jar.

2. Noun, singular or mass
This type of grounding is separate and distinct from the lightning and electrical grounding mentioned above.

Quotes about lightning

1. The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

2. The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
- Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

3. I have lightning and wind powers,"Jason reminded him. "Piper can turn beautiful and charm people into giving her BMWs. You're no more a freak than we are. And, hey, maybe you can fly, too. Like jump off a building and yell 'Flame on!'"Leo snorted. "If I did that, you would see a flaming kid falling to his death, and I would be yelling something a little stronger than 'Flame on!
- Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

2. lightning

noun. ['ˈlaɪtnɪŋ'] the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more.


  • sheet lighting
  • flash


  • unbolt
  • unlock
  • stand still