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Etymology

light(e)n + -ing

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈlaɪt.nɪŋ/, SAMPA: /"laIt.nIN/

Noun

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Singular
lightning

Plural
uncountable, archaic plural lightnings

lightning (uncountable, archaic plural lightnings)
  1. The flash of light caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.
  2. The discharge of atmospheric electrical charge itself.
    That tree was hit by lightning.

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