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electric storm

noun
Origin of electric storm
1870-1875
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75

electrical storm

or electric storm

noun
Origin
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45
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Examples from the Web for electric storm
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  • The electric storm that had been gathering broke at this moment.

  • The situation was as violent and sudden as some electric storm.

    Dodo's Daughter E. F. Benson
  • Why is it dangerous to stand near a tree during an electric storm?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • Why is it dangerous to sit near a fire during an electric storm?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • Why is it dangerous to be near water during an electric storm?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • Are umbrellas, with steel frames, dangerous in an electric storm?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • What is the safest situation to be in during an electric storm?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • Communication was as bad as by long distance in an electric storm.

    The Brain Alexander Blade
  • There had been a cloudburst, and such an electric storm as is seldom seen.

    What and Where is God?

    Richard La Rue Swain
  • The rain began to fall in torrents, and the sky periodically was lit by flashes of an electric storm.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for electric storm

electric storm

noun
1.
a violent atmospheric disturbance in which the air is highly charged with static electricity, causing a storm Compare thunderstorm
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electric storm in Science
electrical storm  
A thunderstorm.
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