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"shooting star" in British English

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shooting starnoun [C]

uk   us   informal
a meteor (= a ​piece of ​rock from ​space that ​produces a ​brightlight as it ​travels through the earth's atmosphere)
(Definition of shooting star from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shooting star" in American English

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shooting starnoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃu·t̬ɪŋ ˈstɑr/
a ​meteor
(Definition of shooting star from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shooting star”
in Chinese (Simplified) 流星…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流星…
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