electric storm

Origin of electric storm

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Words Nearby electric storm

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How to use electric storm in a sentence

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

    The Beauty | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • On the same day another timely electric storm occurred up the river, and six steers were struck by lightning.

    Red Men and White | Owen Wister
  • “I wonder if any of you recall that terrible electric storm that we had last June,” Faith continued.

    Rilla of the Lighthouse | Grace May North
  • Broke out in three places, all within twenty-four hours, and not even an electric storm to account for it.

    Unexplored! | Allen Chaffee

British Dictionary definitions for electric storm

electric storm

  1. a violent atmospheric disturbance in which the air is highly charged with static electricity, causing a storm: Compare thunderstorm

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