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lightning

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈlaɪt.nɪŋ/
B1 a flash of bright light in the sky that is produced by electricity moving between clouds or from clouds to the ground: thunder and lightning a flash/bolt of lightning That tree was struck by lightning. She changed her clothes with lightning speed (= extremely quickly).
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Translations of “lightning”
in Arabic بَرْق…
in Korean 번개…
in Malaysian petir, kilat…
in French éclair, foudre…
in Turkish şimşek, yıldırım…
in Italian lampi, fulmini…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閃電…
in Russian молния…
in Polish błyskawica, piorun…
in Vietnamese chớp…
in Spanish rayo, relámpago…
in Portuguese relâmpagos, raios…
in Thai ฟ้าแล่บ…
in German der Blitz…
in Catalan llamp, llampec…
in Japanese 稲妻…
in Indonesian kilat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闪电…
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