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electric storm

Origin of electric storm
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75

electrical storm

or electric storm

An Americanism dating back to 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was now so much lightning it looked more like an aurora than an electric storm.

  • Are umbrellas, with steel frames, dangerous in an electric storm?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • Why should an electric storm have blotted the sky and flashed its jagged lightning over her nerves that especial evening?

    The Beauty Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • There had been a cloudburst, and such an electric storm as is seldom seen.

    What and Where is God? Richard La Rue Swain
  • Of a sudden the whole sky to the front was lighted as if traversed by the fiery darts of an electric storm.

    Bamboo Tales Ira L. Reeves
  • Too glad of soul to believe it, I experienced a warm surge of angry courage rushing through me like an electric storm.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Why is it dangerous to stand near a tree during an electric storm?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • There was an electric storm in the mountains, and the wires went bad in the midst of the confusion.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • An electric storm was in the air and the surcharged clouds hung heavy and low, biding the moment of outbreak.

    Initials Only Anna Katharine Green
  • But in an electric storm in which she was driven out to sea the Golden Eagle was lost.

British Dictionary definitions for electric storm

electric storm

a violent atmospheric disturbance in which the air is highly charged with static electricity, causing a storm Compare thunderstorm
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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electric storm in Science
electrical storm  
A thunderstorm.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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